ERM Implementation Team



Present:  Baia, Culshaw, Fong, Helgoth, Jobe, Wakimoto


  • ERM presentation by the committee was rescheduled to November 16, 1-2 pm, in room E303.
  • Culshaw demonstrated the local subject headings list (a multi-value, variable length field) to the group.  After discussion, the group added “Primary Source” and “Asian Studies” to the list of local subject headings.  Culshaw wonders if we should be concerned that terminology that has been used inconsistently in the local subjects in ERM and Find Articles and More, Recent Acquisitions, and the Subject Guides.  Since the different processes drive the decisions made in each of these areas, it might be hard to apply consistent terminology.  Members of the task force thought that a small working group might want to look at this issue at some point in the future.  Wakimoto observed that, after considering all of the possibilities,  Northridge opted to use the names of its academic departments in a similar list.   Local subject headings remains a potential workflow issue.
  • Culshaw posted the list of ERM libraries to the committee’s webpage.  Baia agreed to identify libraries on the list that are in more advanced stages of ERM implementation.
  • The committee examined records from the catalogs of ERM libraries.  The committee chose the following sample records for its presentation:
    • Historical Abstracts—Bib and resource records from Bowling Green University.
    • Project Muse—Bib and resource records from Bowling Green University.
    • Project Muse—Bib record from University of Washington with elements from the resource and license records.   Follow the Package and License info to the record for American Speech.
    • Members of the committee agreed to look for a good example from an aggregator database such as Academic Search Premier.
  • The committee hopes to finalize details of the presentation at its next meeting.
  • The committee added two new verbs to its approved lexicon:
    • bib (bîb)  v. bib, bibs, bibbed 1. To create a bibliographic record for an electronic resource. 
    • erm (ǔrm) v. erm, erms, ermed 1. To create a resource record for an electronic resource.