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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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The Future of ERM Workflow Support and License Expression Data Standards

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM–12:20 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon C

#ermworkflow #erl12


Workflow & Organizations


workflow and license expression

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about the current state of industry standards and their importance; contribute to the ongoing conversation about improving workflow support and license expression in the future; and help influence responsive ERM development.


Findings and recommendations of the NISO ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review announced and discussed by Tim Jewell at ER&L 2010 were published in February as “Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper.” Two of its key recommendations are that a simpler standard for license expression than either DLF’s ERMI or ONIX-PL should be developed, and focused discussions of workflow support requirements are needed before vendors solidify next-generation ERM development plans. This session will provide an overview of these related issues and current perspectives from the CORAL ERM and Kuali OLE initiatives, as well as invite active vendor and audience response and discussion.


Tim Jewell, University of Washington
Maria Collins, North Carolina State University
Benjamin Heet, University of Notre Dame