A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.He also points out that because substantial staff time is required, sustainability is an important operational issue. ... Building an Electronic Resource Collection: a Practical Guide by Lee and Boyle (2004), discusses the reasons for buying electronic ... How to Use Data for Managing and Evaluating Electronic Resource Collections, White and Kamal (2006) introduce electronic usage statistics (e- metrics).
|Title||:||Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice|
|Publisher||:||IGI Global - 2008-02-28|