A complete solution, Verde® enables libraries and library consortia to meet e-resource management requirements.
As electronic resources become an increasingly major portion of library holdings, institutions require tools to properly administer their electronic collections. With many institutions allocating over 50% of their budget to electronic resources, demand for accountability for this large expenditure is mounting. Effective control of electronic resources requires processes and tools designed to deal with the inherent complexity of distribution channels, licensing arrangements, and access methods.
• Improve operational efficiency throughout the entire e-resource lifecycle
Verde is a centralized repository through which all e-resource workflows—acquisitions, trial, usage, cost, access, and administrative data—are managed. Built-in workflow management capabilities enable the library to define consistent and replicable processes, helping staff keep track of task assignments throughout the e-resource life cycle.
• Facilitate effective budget management and collection development
The Verde Knowledge Base presents librarians with the most comprehensive view of e-product availability in the electronic products marketplace. Coupled with extensive usage and cost statistics, this information enables library staff to make data-driven collection development decisions regarding serials and e-books.
• Benefit from extensive consortium support
Verde supports multiple collaboration models that allow authorized staff to search across consortium member collections, to share data, and to create a wide range of cross-institution management reports.
- Fits your library information technology architecture
- Verde is a stand-alone product that can be integrated with existing library applications such as SFX®, your library online public access catalog (OPAC), A-Z list, and more
- Verde provides SFX customers with assistance in managing electronic journals with no duplication of effort
- Conforms with library and open system standards such as MARC, Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI), OpenURL, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Unicode, and Extensible Markup Language (XML)