I posted some comments in Web4Lib on this- but on code4lib, I'd like
to be a bit more provocative and get y'all bothered.
* What online resources would you collect?
- "collection" of online resources is an oxymoron.
* How would you connect people to these new collections?
- why do you think it is you that will do the connecting?
* How will you control and manage these services?
- if you want to be in control of these resources, take the blue pill
* How will you provide your users with the most correct information possible?
- take the red pill
>We've talked a lot about this at OCLC- should be noted that credit
>for starting this discussion goes to our colleagues at
>Tim McCormick here at OCLC Openly likes to ask the question "What is
>[this interesting sounding concept] in opposition to?
>I think that the idea that the ERAMS concept is in opposition to is
>what our colleagues at ExLibris are calling "URM" or Universal
>To accentuate the differences:
>ERAMS: electronic resources need an entirely new/different
>URM: libraries need a single management infrastructure for all their
>Of course there are important truths in both sides of this argument,
>but you can see why Serials Solutions and Ex Libris are arguing the
>sides they have chosen.
>ERAMS E-Resource Access & Management Services
>We are looking for the first 50 participants who are willing to
>visualize a library not focused solely on print resource management and
>willing to go out on a limb and conceptualize the library which is
>focused on user access and management of online resources & services.
>Four questions we will be brainstorming about to try to develop our
>future scenario today, are:
>* What online resources would you collect?
>* How would you connect people to these new collections?
>* How will you control and manage these services?
>* How will you provide your users with the most correct information
>Please join: Jill Emery, Bonnie Tijerina, & Elizabeth Winter to learn
>more about the ERAMS concept and the future possibility this concept
>holds for libraries.
>Where: Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Chesapeake Room
>When: Saturday, March 31, 2007
>Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
>Light refreshments will be available.
>Please RSVP to Jill Emery at [log in to unmask] by March 29, 2007.
>To learn more and participate in future discussions, please visit
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