After months of research, communication, and discussion, our ERM (Electronic Resources Management) team finally got what we wanted …. a new ERM System (ERMS) to replace the obsolete one. Thank God.
We decided to go for Proquest 360 Resource Manager. One of the advantages is that we are currently using 360 Core, 360 Marc Updates and Summon; all on the same platform and vendor. Thus seamless integration.
Now that I have finished the recommendation report, I am planning the Implementation Phase of this ERMS. Exciting times.
The road ahead will be challenging and hopefully rewarding. Given that we only have a small team with varied expertise level, there will be some learning curve (hopefully NOT a steep one). Thinking back, it was interesting to note the technologies that we had used before in relation to ERM:
- Innovative Millennium ERM > Replaced by Proquest 360 Resource Manager
- CASE > Replaced by Proquest 360 Core
- Encore > Replaced by Proquest Summon
- MS Outlook > Complimenting the future ERMS
- MS Sharepoint > Storage point
as well as the challenges that we faced.
I’m thankful and glad to have the opportunity of leading those projects listed above.