Peter Webster William Oldfield

Networked Information Research Associate
University of Waterloo Library
Telephone: 519.888.4567 Ext 2461
Email / http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/~wroldfie/home.html

Bill has been with the University of Waterloo Library since 1978, initially as the Head of the Cataloguing Department. In 1992 he joined the Systems Department in the Library as Networked Information Research Associate responsible for research and development projects in the application of information technologies and electronic resources to Library information services. Responsibilities include identifying and linking user and staff needs to appropriate electronic technologies. Early projects included the Electronic Library, the Electronic Data Service, the TriUniversities Website, secure unauthenticated public access to Internet resources and authenticated access for remote users. More recent developments include database delivered services using ColdFusion. The shared TUG database services (Electronic Journals, Journal Indexes, and Electronic Reference) are being migrated to the new TUG Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system.

Cooperation and Collaboration - beyond buzzwords -- October 16, 2004 9:45 am - 10:30 am

TUG (the TriUniversity Libraries- Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier and Guelph), expanding on their collaboration in a shared library system and shared storage facility, is developing a shared Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system for the delivery of Electronic Journals, Electronic Reference and Journal Indexes databases. This program will deliver these three services from a single database while allowing more local branding than possible with the current shared system. The ERM system will eventually be used for other services like electronic theses, electronic reserves as well as any database that any of the three Libraries may wish to deliver. William Oldfield from University of Waterloo will present the background and process that lead to the implementation of ERM at the Tri-Universities Libraries.

ERM at the TriUniversity Libraries
I will be talking about the collaborative development of an Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system at Waterloo, Laurier and Guelph.


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