Three new reports have been added for PALSconnect ERM:
- Resource List – provides a simple report of title, url, support email and support phone on the library's active ERM records
- Resources by Contract End Date – provides title and contract end date based on the date range entered in the report request form
- Payments by Fiscal Year – provides title, date of payment and payment amount based on the fiscal year entered in the report request form
Previously, the ERM libraries had to request that the PALS office manually run the SUSHI script when needed. Now the SUSHI script will run every night and based on the date in the SUSHI Scheduling "next run date" of the COUNTER record, the COUNTER stats will update automatically.
Currently, COUNTER/SUSHI is working for the EBSCO DB1 and JR1 report. It is also working for the BioOne JR1 report.
Proquest reported that they are not SUSHI compliant yet on their new platform, but hope to be later this year. The PALS office is still doing some SUSHI testing with GALE.
If any PALSconnect ERM libraries have any questions about the COUNTER/SUSHI setup, please contact PALS Support.
South Central College is reaping the bountiful benefits of an Electronic Resource Management system. South Central College joins the four other libraries that are already actively using the PALSconnect ERM to streamline management of ever-growing electronic resource needs and demands.
“Once I made up my mind to get the process going, setting up the ERM was quick and painless, thanks to Dee. If I had fully understood the usefulness of it, I would have started using it much sooner“ said Johnna Horton, Director of Library/Media Services at South Central College.
If you’re finding it nearly impossible to manage your electronic resources and would like to learn more about how this service may help your library, contact the PALS Office.
Welcome South Central College!
Dear PALS Abby:
"I see the Minnesota PALS system on the list of CUFTS "partners." Our library is considering using CUFTS (and GODOT) as our journal A to Z list and link resolver. We're a little alarmed at the minimal number of U.S. libraries who are using CUFTS, and are wondering why so few have adopted it. What are the issues??"