Managing Administrative Metadata

Norm Medeiros, Linda Bills, Jeremy Blatchley, Christee Pascale, Barbara Weir
2003 Library resources & technical services  
A growing need exists for metadata management of administrative issues related to electronic resources (e-resources). Some of these issues include license restrictions, authentication means, technical contacts, and statistics availability. Integrated library systems (ILS) do not easily accommodate such metadata, and paper files maintained by serials librarians have proven inadequate both in accessibility and organization. Making e-resource metadata quickly available to interlibrary loan and
more » ... rence staffs is facilitated by an online gateway of the ERTS model. In the Beginning Discussions about the state of Tri-College e-resources were held in 2001. The focus of these discussions, which were sponsored by a Mellon Foundation grant, was ensuring consistent access to e-journals throughout the consortium. This original charge was broadened later that year and resulted in development of the ERTS system. The authors comprise the founding members of the ERTS Team. We held a number of brainstorming sessions to identify the results each library hoped to achieve with ERTS. Particularly due to our consortium status, numerous discussions were necessary so as not to overlook any one library's specific needs. Some of the goals for ERTS included:
doi:10.5860/lrts.47n1.28 fatcat:cmb6emlefvh6blqrfqpavqo6yy