Open Source Electronic Resource Management Systems

an ALCTS Program

Sunday, June 26, 2011 | 10:30am to noon

Track: Collection Management and Technical Services

To tame the complex and ever-changing electronic resource management landscape, electronic resource management systems need to be flexible, evolving and affordable. Two such systems are ERMes and CORAL, developed by libraries for libraries and made freely available. ERMes runs in Microsoft Access and is suitable for small and medium libraries. Released in summer 2010, CORAL, is a modular, web-based system. Presenters will discuss the development, use and future plans for each system.


  • Galadriel Chilton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
  • William Doering, Systems, Catalog & Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
  • Benjamin J. Heet, Senior Technical Consultant/Analyst, University of Notre Dame
  • Robin Malott, Electronic Resources Technical Consultant, University of Notre Dame

Cosponsored by RUSA-CODES.