ERM Minutes: 10-3-2007
Present: Paul, Erin, Linda, Heather, Chris, Jina, Candy, Meredith, Alison, Sara, Yem, Peggy
Coverage loads for monographs
There was discussion on the pros and cons of using ERM (license, resource, bib records) for e-books and whether individual titles should be linked to publishers’ collections. Cataloging will link individual records to publisher’s package and run coverage load for GVRL and Oxford as a test run and report back at next ERM meeting.
Heather gave a PowerPoint presentation which highlighted several of the workshops she attended at the NISO conference. Topics included:
- License expression working group - license terms could be an automated feed into ERM
- SERU (Shared e-resource understanding) – an alternative to a license where there is agreed acceptable behavior between library and publisher
- SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) – collecting statistics becomes an automated process within ERM
- Effective comparisons between usage statistics and costs
Heather will email PowerPoint to ERM group.
F & M statistics using Google Analytics
Meredith is adding Google Analytics to all Chinook pages for usage statistics. A demo will be shown at the next ERM meeting.
Archiving publisher provided content/tracking/process
A process is needed for tracking the physical and downloadable records/content received from publishers. Possibilities include adding a variable-length field to the license record that indicates how/when/where we receive records and working with Portico and various publishers.
Yem, Sara and Heather will consider and make a recommendation.
Definitions of resource types
Sara has created definitions for each resource type used in resource records. The only new resource type to be added is Open Access.
Note: All meetings will occur on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 1:00 in N410.
Next meeting: November 7