Chapter Two: Technologies and Standards

The chapter offers an introductory examination of key aspects within the field of electronic resource management (ERM) and library technology. Spanning four integral sections, the following sections explore:

  1. The intricate relationship between electronic resource management systems and integrated library systems. These systems are essential for the organization and distribution of digital content;
  2. The vital role of standards in ERM, which ensures uniformity and efficiency across electronic resources and workflows;
  3. Insights into data and software interoperability, allowing for seamless interaction between diverse systems and platforms; and
  4. A detailed analysis of electronic access and authentication, safeguarding and controlling access to digital resources.

Together, these lectures provide both aspiring information professionals and seasoned librarians a well-rounded understanding of the technological and methodological considerations that shape modern librarianship.