Electronic Resource Management: Acquisition and Implementation

Scheduled Dates
Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Library staff who are new to electronic resources work or who would like an introduction to electronic resource management.
Course Description

Electronic resources make up a large portion of today's library collections, and electronic resources management (ERM) is an important skillset for library staff members to have. The first step in the ERM lifecycle is the acquisition and implementation of new content for your library. In this course, participants will learn about the various modes of access to electronic resources and the necessary steps to make these resources available to library patrons.

* This course is eligible for micro-credentialing (optional) - What is micro-credentialing?

  1. Complete the following courses:
  2. Complete extra requirements for micro-credentialing participants:
Learning objectives for this session include
  • Identify modes of access for electronic resources
  • Understand the process of purchasing access to electronic resources
  • Learn the implementation process for a new electronic resource


Homework Expectations
  • Requirements for completion include completing a well-formed XML exercise and viewing either the live session or the recording.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
learning@amigos.org or (972) 340-2829