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NISO E-Resource Management Forum to be Held September 24-25:

Registration Now Open

Highlighting the issues of implementers, NISO is hosting with
the Bibliographic Center for Research (BCR) <>  a two-day
forum on electronic resource management. Presentations designed to answer
pressing questions about the impact of ERMs on internal management and
workflow will come from all major sectors of the NISO community.
NISO¹s E-Resource Management Forum: The What, Why, and How for Managing
E-Resources <>  will take
place September 24-25, 2007 at The Magnolia Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Early
bird registration 
 is now open. 

The how-to character of the Forum will provide practical guidance both to
librarians currently implementing electronic resources management systems
and those weighing ERM options. Subscription agents, ILS vendors, and
publishers will also have a rare opportunity to integrate their perspectives
and questions into sessions that examine ERM selection and operation.
Beginning with discussions of the benefits and uses of ERMs, as well as
selection criteria, the sessions move to project-specific implementation,
including workflow/staffing, usage, reports, and case studies.
Topics include:
* The role of ERM systems   in helping users to locate and access materials
* How to choose an ERM   and what information to include in your system
* Interoperability with ILS   acquisition systems
* Different aspects of ERM   use, including additional tools to plug into
* Formats for the exchange   of serials subscription information
* Approaches to licensing   in an ERM environment
* Data gathering   techniques, including feeds and SUSHI
* Workflow from a   management perspective
* Case studies: how ERMs   can help maximize the user experience and how
they improve work from the   back-end
Among the scheduled speakers are: Jill Grogg, Electronic Resources Librarian
and Associate Professor, The University of Alabama Libraries; Norm Medeiros,
Associate Librarian of the College & Coordinator for Bibliographic and
Digital Services, Haverford College; Susan Davis, Head, Electronic
Periodicals Management Department, University at Buffalo (SUNY); Angela
Riggio, Head, Digital Collections Management, UCLA Library; Oliver Pesch,
Chief Strategist, E-Resources, EBSCO Information Services; Helen Clarke,
Head, Collections Services, University of Calgary Library; George Machovec,
Associate Director, Gold Rush Product Manager, Colorado Alliance of Research
Libraries; and Sandy Hurd, Director of Strategic Markets, Innovative
Interfaces, Inc.
 is now open. 
The early bird discount closes September 7th. NISO and BCR members are
eligible for substantial discounts. Visit the event webpage
<> ) for details, or contact
Karen Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at [log in to unmask], for more
In addition to, The NISO ERM forum is cosponsored BCR. Major sponsors of the
forum are EBSCO Information Services and Ex Libris, Inc. Additional
sponsorship is provided by Innovative Interfaces, Swets Information Service,
CrossRef, Serials Solutions, and Thomson.
Cynthia Hodgson
National Information Standards Organization
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 301-654-2512