Selecting and Managing Electronic Resources: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 139 pages
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As publishers continue to expand their electronic offerings - libraries need to deal with the opportunities and pitfalls electronic collections raise - accessibility, usability, content, and cost. Gregory has expanded and updated her classic manual for coping with these issues. Hailed as invaluable and definitive by reviewers, this how-to covers all the specifics of collection policies and processes; budgeting and acquisitions; evaluation and assessment; and preservation issues. Totally new sections explain digital rights management, new technologies, and new models and standards for organizing and accessing content. The included figures, forms, and worksheets give professionals the tools they need to prioritize and manage their work. This manual is essential for delivering the next wave of information to users.

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In a short period of time, information in electronic format has become the preferred version for many library users. Libraries are inundated with free information via the Internet, and some are ... Read full review


Collection Development Policies
Selection Criteria and the Selection Process
Budgeting and Acquisitions

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About the author (2006)

VICKI L. GREGORY is Assistant Professor in the Division of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida.

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