Published using Google Docs
ERM Advisory Group - Statement of work (Old)
Updated automatically every 5 minutes

Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Advisory Group

Description and Statement of Work

Return on Investment (ROI)

Because participation in the work of ERM is optional, ROI will vary from person to person. Each member of ERM will have the opportunity to attend one or more in-person meetings per year, and can also serve on task forces.

  • ERM Advisory Group Member
  • Investment:
  • ERM’s in-person meetings generally last 5-6 hours, and are designed for high engagement professional development, best practice, and peer to peer training opportunities.
  • Each meeting includes time for sharing with colleagues and developing relationships, as well as times focused on specific areas of learning.
  • Return:
  • After attending an ERM meeting, participants should be better equipped to collaborate with their PALNI ERM colleagues and better equipped for the work of Knowledgebase and License Management.
  • ERM Steering Committee
  • Investment:
  • Monthly 1 hour meetings
  • 3 hours working group activities, projects, and task forces
  • Return:
  • Access to professional development funds and training opportunities
  • Direct development through leadership opportunities, skill sharing, and peer relationships
  • All of PALNI
  • Investment:
  • PALNI membership
  • Return:
  • ERM coordinates a range of activities, support and development opportunities available to all PALNI members (see below)

Goals of this Statement of Work

This statement of work defines the operational support provided by the ERM Advisory group to PALNI supported institutions. The objectives of this statement of work are to:

Group Charge

The Electronic Resource Management Advisory Group (ERM) coordinates maintenance, best practices, troubleshooting, and development efforts associated with the WMS Knowledgebase and License Manager products for PALNI libraries.

Specifically, ERM:

Group Membership

Anyone employed by a PALNI member school who is involved in Knowledgebase or License management in their library is automatically considered a member of the Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Advisory Group. Participation in ERM events and work is encouraged but optional.

The work of ERM is coordinated by a steering committee:

The steering committee can be contacted via email at

Ongoing Responsibilities of ERM

Ongoing Responsibilities of the ERM Steering

Ongoing Local Responsibilities



For More Information

FY 2021-2022