Electronic Resources: Implications for Collection Management shows
librarians the strengths and weaknesses of electronic resources and
the implications these resources have on collection management. The
book then helps librarians incorporate electronic resources into
their collections accordingly.Contributors in Electronic Resources
provide a broad look at the ways in which electronic information
affects the business of building and maintaining library
collections. They examine the history of electronic resources in
document collections and share with readers a thorough analysis of
the gains and losses libraries can expect to experience in an
increasingly digital environment. Readers also learn: how to budget
for both traditional and emerging information sources the effects
of electronic collections on the public services realm how to
assess the value of journals amidst the many different access and
delivery mechanisms how to use resource sharing as a solution to
the archival problems which arise as libraries collect materials in
continuously proliferating formats selection criteria for
electronic resources how to assemble electronic resources into
archives social implications of electronic collectionsAcademic
librarians in collection management will find Electronic Resources
an essential resource for finding their place in the electronic
environment. Librarians will refer to this volume again and again
as they adjust to increasing dependence upon electronic resources
for fulfilling their patrons'needs.
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