Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $5.50   
  • Used (3) from $5.50   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
0789030861 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Ships from: Nicholasville, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:


Condition: Very Good
Very Good Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is ... shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: Very Good
2015 Hardback NEAR FINE 9780789030863 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, ... produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 15 working days. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Expand your knowledge of problems and possibilities with e-material acquisitions around the world to aid in making your own decisions

The demand for electronic material in academic libraries is growing and shows no sign of abating. Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment addresses key issues in electronic materials development and presents cutting-edge practices from academic libraries around the world. Leading authorities reveal insights on both common and special concerns that every library administrator can use in making decisions about their own collections. The text also presents real-life case studies illustrating approaches that can be modified for effective planning of your own library acquisitions. The strategies are practical, the information clear and helpful, all of it contained in a single useful volume that every information science professional or academic can use.

Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment is separated into three sections. The first section tackles issues common to most academic libraries such as electronic journal delivery and budgeting. The second section addresses special library digital issues such as the preservation and dissemination of unique types of information such as annual reports. The final section delves into the future of library electronic acquisitions and the coming challenges. This text is carefully referenced and includes tables and figures to enhance understanding of the subjects.

Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment topics include:

  • virtual learning environments (VLE)
  • problems of pricing and access with individually ordered or packaged electronic journals
  • budgeting issues in electronic resources
  • management of electronic-only versions of journals
  • electronic vs. paper serials—including selection criteria of each
  • copyright law—and its impact on electronic acquisitions
  • subscriptions to databases and the variations in depth and quality of indexing
  • the challenges in creation of an electronic collection of historical annual reports
  • costs and delivery options for unbundled and integrated media materials
  • systematic incentives to implement archiving of peer-reviewed papers produced by faculty
  • PDA serials issues
Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment is helpful, horizon-expanding information for librarians, library administrators, archivists, publishers, and library and information science educators and students.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Tracie J. Ballock, B.A., MLS (Duquesne University)
Description: For this work on the collection development in an online world, the editor collected 13 articles written by library professionals from around the globe, grouping them into three chapters: Common Issues, Special Issues, and Future Issues. This compilation has been published simultaneously as The Acquisitions Librarian, Volume 19, Numbers 1/2 (#37/38), 2007.
Purpose: In an effort to create a work representative of modern library practices from around the globe, the editor solicited contributions from library science academics and practitioners from Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. Each chapter covers specific issues faced by libraries today in light of this new electronic environment.
Audience: Since the contributors are librarians working around the world, most academic librarians should be able to find something of interest.
Features: The editor begins with an introduction summarizing the various topics covered in this work, grouped into three broad subject areas. The first chapter on common issues includes embracing electronic materials, electronic journal delivery, reference works, budgeting dilemmas, going e-only, and the pros and cons of electronic serials. The special issues chapter discusses copyright, quality of indexing, and the preservation of annual reports. Lastly, the discussion of future issues deals with enhancing online access, deconstruction of the e-journal, and PDA serials. Each article includes an extensive list of references. The book concludes with a useful index of terms.
Assessment: As the author notes in the introduction, some of the information is somewhat dated. Since he took a more international approach for this compilation, a number of the experiences are not applicable to all libraries. In general, this work will most likely appeal to those interested in gaining more extensive knowledge about the recent past and current online environment.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789030863
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Institutional Challenges to Increased Library Provision of Electronic Materials (Gareth J. Johnson)
  • Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries (Stephen Crothers, Margaret Prabhu, and Shirley Sullivan)
  • Electronic Reference Works and Library Budgeting Dilemma (Ibironke O. Lawal)
  • Going E-Only: A Feasible Option in the Current UK Journals Marketplace? (Martin Wolf)
  • Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries? (Leila I. T. Wallenius)
  • DMCA, CTEA, UCITA...Oh My! An Overview of Copyright Law and Its Impact on Library Acquisitions and Collection Development of Electronic Resources (Leslie A. Lee and Michelle M. Wu)
  • Subscribing to Databases: How Important Is Depth and Quality of Indexing? (Linwood DeLong)
  • Annual Reports: Preserving and Disseminating a Source for Business History (Cynthia L. Cronin-Kardon and Michael Halperin)
  • Enhanced Online Access Requires Redesigned Delivery Options and Cost Models (David Stern)
  • Incentives for Deconstruction of the E-Journal (Daniel E. Cleary)
  • PDA Serials: Practical and Policy Issues for Librarians (Stephen Good)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)