Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice

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Holly Yu, Scott Breivold
IGI Global Snippet, Jan 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
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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.

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About the author (2008)

Yu is Web Administrator and Reference Librarian at the University Library, California State University, Los Angeles.

Scott Breivold is an associate librarian at California State University, Los Angeles, and director of the university library's music and media center.