3000 to 0: Migrating Electronic Reserves to the College’s CMS
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In the fall of 2015, the O’Malley Library at Manhattan College piloted a new form of electronic library reserves. Since 2002, the library has been using Docutek as a platform to organize electronic reserve material for the courses offered at the college. As the years progressed and both technology and teaching styles changed, this system decreased in efficiency. The $3000.00 yearly cost of the platform and the staff hours needed to process the e-reserves proved to be highly ineffective by 2014. By the summer of 2015 all electronic reserve material was migrated to Moodle the content management system used college wide. This process included a complete change in reserve processing workflow and collaboration with other departments. The results of the revised electronic library reserves were highly successful. It was more transparent, accessible to both students and faculty, significantly more cost effective.