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E-resource Management: the Quest for Systems and Standards

Tim Jewell
University of Washington

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For the past year the Digital Library Foundation has sponsored an Electronic Resource Management Initiative (, aimed at fostering the development of systems and data standards for managing electronic resources. A final report on the initiative, due out this fall, will include a “road map” describing the dimensions of the “e-resource management problem,” a statement of functional requirements, lists of data elements and definitions, supporting flowcharts, and an XML schema – some of which are currently available in draft for discussion purposes. This session will provide an overview and status report on the initiative, a discussion of prospects for standards, and some reflections on the University of Washington’s practical experience as a partner with Innovative Interfaces in the development and local implementation of III’s Electronic Resource Management module.

Tim Jewell is Coordinator of the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resource Management and served as Visiting Program Officer for Electronic Resources at the Association of Research Libraries from 1996 to 1998. He is also Head of Collection Management Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, and has been involved in coordinating electronic resources there for more than ten years.

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