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:
- The intricate relationship between electronic resource management systems and integrated library systems. These systems are essential for the organization and distribution of digital content;
- The vital role of standards in ERM, which ensures uniformity and efficiency across electronic resources and workflows;
- Insights into data and software interoperability, allowing for seamless interaction between diverse systems and platforms; and
- 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.