Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries: Issues and Solutions / Edition 1

Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries: Issues and Solutions / Edition 1

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789035138

ISBN-13: 9780789035134

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Give your patrons access to the digital content they need Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an essential guide to the challenges of acquiring, licensing, and managing the electronic access and use of books and journals. Medical librarians working in a variety of settings, including academic health centers, hospital libraries, and government health

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Give your patrons access to the digital content they need Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an essential guide to the challenges of acquiring, licensing, and managing the electronic access and use of books and journals. Medical librarians working in a variety of settings, including academic health centers, hospital libraries, and government health associations, provide entry-level, mid-career, and experienced librarians with comprehensive information and advice on dealing with electronic resources. This invaluable resource examines a wide range of issues, including collection development, pricing, open access, licensing, remote access, statistics, publisher liability, and the Semantic Web. As healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, and students rely more and more on digital content, medical libraries spend more and more time dealing with the complexities surrounding the use of e-resources. Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries examines the issues they face everyday, including the shift from print to electronic materials, off-campus and cross-campus access, usage statistics, journal pricing, open-access publishing, licensing, collection development, and much more. Topics addressed in Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries include: how to negotiate consortial packages how to use an electronic resource management (ERM) system how to create a portal to share electronic resources how to consolidate costs and provide wide access how open access affects pricing how to establish and maintain access to licensed e-resources how to develop a combined e-journal Web page how off-campus students interact with a full-service document delivery option for electronic journals how to integrate e-resources into an online catalog how to apply emerging Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries and much more Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an invaluable professional guide for medical and academic librarian

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789035134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Elizabeth Connor and M. Sandra Wood)
  • Moving the Big Deal (Chung Sook Kim and Barbara M. Koehler)
  • Scholarly E-Journal Pricing Models and Open Access Publishing (Maggie Wineburgh-Freed)
  • Extending Electronic Resource Licenses to a Newly Established Overseas Medical School Branch (Michael A. Wood, Carole Thompson, and Kristine M. Alpi)
  • Access to Health Information in Latin America and the Caribbean (C. Verônica Abdala and Rosane Taruhn)
  • Assessing Online Use: Are Statistics from Web-Based Online Journal Lists Representative? (Rick Ralston)
  • Two Interfaces, One Knowledge Base: The Development of a Combined E-Journal Web Page (Felicia Yeh and Karen McMullen)
  • Off-Campus User Behavior: Are They Finding Electronic Journals on Their Own or Still Ordering Through Document Delivery? (Julie A. Garrison and Pamela A. Grudzien)
  • Integrating E-Resources into an Online Catalog: The Hospital Library Experience (Devica Ramjit Samsundar)
  • Is There a Pending Change in Medical Publisher and Library Liability? (A. Bruce Strauch, Earl Walker, and Mark Bebensee)
  • Semantic Web Technologies: Opportunity for Domain Targeted Libraries? (Jon C. Ferguson)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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