Innovative Interfaces has announced that Electronic Resource Management Release 2006, the third major release of its product, will offer libraries the ability to more easily access vendor statistics on eresource usage by library patrons. Using Web Services to provide up-to-date information, library staff will be able to make informed judgments about how they allocate funds to eresources.
The Innovative ERM Release 2006 can improve collection analysis further by facilitating transfer of resource usage data from content vendors to libraries using Web Services technology. It also allows libraries to make frequent, scheduled transfers from all providers rather than having to allocate staff time for each manual download. Cornell University Library and the University of Washington Libraries joined with Innovative as development partners on this effort.