Developing Standards for Electronic Resource Management

Sanghamitra Pradhan


The article brings out the deficiencies of the existing Integrated Library System (ILS) in handling the various challenges brought by extensive use of electronic resources and their management. It stresses the need for an exclusive Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system based on standards that would take care of solving issues relating to e-resource management. It reviews the efforts made by various agencies at different levels to address the challenges, developing standards and recommended
practices for the ERM system in libraries.

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