Public Display in ERM
The following sites provide examples of varying display
practices for select libraries that have implemented ERM. You will have the best overview of display
decisions libraries have made by searching more than one resource type in a
catalog, e.g., a citation database, an aggregator database, an e-journal
package and an e-journal. The following resources can be found in many of these
catalogs: Historical Abstracts; America,
History and Life; Academic Search Premier; Project Muse; American Speech and
You can compare e-resource treatments by:
OPAC indexes under title, resource name and resource subject. (Only some catalogs have the latter two
to see if there are resource records displaying for different types of
information included in resource records in various catalogs
what resource and license information is included in bib records
to see if you can connect to the bib record from a resource record and
Databases A-Z to see what kinds of information/records are included for
Databases by subject to see how many and what types of subjects are
E-Journal lists A-Z and by subject to see how they compare to our
of both bib and resource records displaying in the OPAC with the ability
for users to connect to the resource record from the bib record and vice
title search for Academic Search Premier gets two hits -- the resource
record and the bib record. Each record allows you to connect to the other.
can also search by “resource name” to retrieve the resource record.
- If you
search “history” by “resource subject,” you’ll connect to an annotated
title listing with connection to full resource records.
- If you
search in Research Databases A-Z, you’ll retrieve a full resource record.
E-Journal Title List is produced using Serials Solutions, and their e-journal
subject list comes from Ulrich’s
Do a title search for Historical Abstracts or Academic
Search Premier. You will find both bib and resource records in the OPAC without
the ability for users to connect to the resource record from the bib and vice
of full bibs displaying for some e-resources and resource records only displaying
Abstracts Online has bib only with no ERM info in OPAC.
Direct has a full resource record (minus subjects), including a public
note citing Netscape 8.0 browser problems, coverage, authorized users,
titles with links to bib records in the catalog. No bib record displays for Science
Databases by title for Science Direct and click on “i” which gives you
databases by subjects, and you find around 100 subjects searchable
E-Journal locator is a title list (no subjects) “powered by SFX.”
Academic Search Premier in the OPAC under resource name and you retrieve a
full resource record which includes broad local subjects and a clickable
title list with dates for online coverage.
- Do an
OPAC title search for Academic Search Premier and you retrieve two
separate records: (1) the same full resource record you previously
retrieved and (2) a brief bib record with a link to EBSCOHost Research
Databases A-Z for Academic Search Premier and you get what looks like a
resource record (?) with
description, full-text coverage, password info, help, endnote and
Databases by Subject and you find a list of around 70 subjects.
on Electronic journals A-Z, and you get the familiar Serials Solutions
page with an additional area called “Search in e-journal collections,”
which includes clickable databases like Academic Search Premier.
European University Institute
- Do a
title search in the OPAC for JSTOR and you get 2 hits for the resource:
(1) a resource record with title and coverage listing but no subjects and
(2) a relatively brief bib record,also without subjects. No search
available under “resource name” or
- If you
click on Databases A-Z, you connect to bib records.
you search their Electronic Journals Collection by subject, there are only
five broad subject areas listed, with the message that, “The titles are
regrouped according to the research area at the EUI.”
you click on individual titles using their E-Journal listing by title or
subject, you are connected to the bib record.
- Do a
title search in the OPAC for Historical Abstracts Online, and you get the
bib record with no ERM info.
Historical Abstracts under “Database Name” to get the resource record and
search “Database Subject” for “History,” and your browse list will include
the resource record for Historical Abstracts.
on “Databases” under “Quick Links,” search for Historical Abstracts, and
you get the resource record.
E-Journal Title list is produced by Serials Solutions.
- Do a
title search for JSTOR and you’ll get a bib with a clickable link to “FIND
on the Web,” which connects you to a brief resource record with
information on access and contents besides a link to the resource.
resource name search (not available initially) for JSTOR retrieves a
fuller resource record with license information and a clickable list of
individual titles, which brings you to the individual bib records.
title search in their “Article & Database Searching” for JSTOR brings
you the same brief resource record you found when you clicked “FIND on the
Web” in the JSTOR bib.
are around 90 subjects in their Databases by subject areas.
resource records contain a field for “Print equivalent.”
“Locate E-Journals” is produced by Serials Solutions.
- Do an
OPAC title search for Historical Abstracts Online, and you get a bib with
the ability to click on brief “Package and License” info from the resource
and license record, including a link to “general usage guidelines.”
doesn’t now appear to be a resource name or resource subject search in the
OPAC. (although I found a resource name search on 9/19/05 ???)
title search for Historical
Abstracts Online in “Research Databases” produces a record of unknown
origin after clicking on “i” in the brief title list.
are around 91 subjects listed in “Resources by Subject.” with subjects
chosen by “the librarians
responsible for the areas of study listed below.”
- Choosing “Search for Electronic
Resources” allows you to limit your search by resource type (e.g.,
electronic newspaper databases, electronic book packages) as well as by
page for Electronic Journals includes a title A-Z list, “Popular E-Journal
Packages” and the same 91 subjects as found in “Resources by Subject.”
Rochester Institute of Technology
University at Buffalo
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology