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Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials

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The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and decision points, she offers advice on best practices for developing and managing these important resources for libraries of all types and sizes. With an emphasis on practical solutions that will provide effective and timely access to...
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Overview

The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and decision points, she offers advice on best practices for developing and managing these important resources for libraries of all types and sizes. With an emphasis on practical solutions that will provide effective and timely access to online resources for library users, she presents an in-deth look at
*The fundamentals of electronic resource planning, selection, and evaluation
*The evolving world of acquisition options, licenses, and contracts
*Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and publishers
*Budgeting and financial considerations, with guidance on how to collaborate across library organizational lines to acquire and manage e-content more efficiently
Tips, informational sidebars, and suggested reading lists accompany each chapter, and an extensive glossary defines essential terms and concepts.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2014
Johnson (Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management) presents a guide to help libraries consider and address the issues involved in developing and managing their electronic collections. The book is not intended to be exhaustive in its coverage. Rather, it chooses key issues (the selection and evaluation of e-resources, order placement, licenses, budgeting) and provides advice and practical solutions for developing and managing the e-resources currently owned. "The rapid and constant changes in information technologies and the e-content marketplace" make it difficult to predict the future direction libraries should take, but Johnson does offer up some crucial concepts to consider. Easier and greater mobile device access to e-content as well as patron-driven acquisitions (which will impact academic libraries in particular) are just two of the trends examined. In addition to a glossary, there are "Suggested Readings" at the end of most chapters. VERDICT This book works well in conjunction with Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia's Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Selectors of e-content in all libraries will benefit from this book.—Susan E. Ketcham, Long Island Univ. Post Lib., Brookville, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838911907
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,371,905
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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