Developing and Managing Electronic Collections

Developing and Managing Electronic Collections

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The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and decision points, she offers advice on best practices for developing and managing these important resources for libraries of all types and sizes. With an emphasis on practical solutions that will provide effective and timely access to online resources for library users, she presents an in-depth look at The fundamentals of electronic resource planning, selection, and evaluation The evolving world of acquisition options, licenses, and contracts Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and publishers Budgeting and financial considerations, with guidance on how to collaborate across library organizational lines to acquire and manage e-content more efficiently Tips, informational sidebars, and suggested reading lists accompany each chapter, and an extensive glossary defines essential terms and concepts.Amazona#39;s Kindle was introduced in 2007 and Barnes and Noble released the Nook in 2009. ... 29 percent of adults in the United States owned at least one tablet or e-book reader.10 Amazon reported that more than one million Kindle books were available in ... A recent entry (2011) into the market is the 3M Cloud Library.

Title:Developing and Managing Electronic Collections
Author:Peggy Johnson
Publisher:American Library Association - 2013


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