We catalog our 1100 "curated" databases in our ILS, and then created a custom view in Blacklight to show these to patrons and librarians alike. This way they are integrated into the next generation catalog, but the tailored view lets us decorate their presentation with short summaries of what's in each database, off-campus access instructions, "not sure where to start" information, and a link to our federated search tool.
This replaced a one off application that held the same information, but with its own data store, app logic and distinct UI.
We continue to maintain SFX for e-journals title searching & browsing.
On May 24, 2012, at 11:44 AM, Tod Olson wrote:
> What, short of a full-blown ERM, are you using to manage and provide your e-journals lists and database lists?
> We're looking for something that we can use for just a couple years. We already have the data in a database, and would like to dump it into something and have the lists and searching of the lists come out. We could certainly build something ourselves, but if something already exists, we'd love to take a look at it.
> Tod Olson <[log in to unmask]>
> Systems Librarian
> University of Chicago Library