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Keep up-to-date with the latest in innovative electronic information services!

The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources: Content, Access, Delivery, and Legal Issues focuses on the effects and challenges of providing electronic resources for libraries. The authors are librarians and other professionals with practical experience in current issues and developing trends. With this book, you will learn about technical, legal, and resource sharing developments that will contribute to the future distribution of global information in libraries.

This book shows how libraries using electronic resources can reduce costs and save transaction time for large and small public libraries as well as academic libraries. It also reveals recent initiatives related to open source software and core standards for resource sharing and interlibrary loal, such as the Bath profile and the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP). Special features of this timely book include figures, diagrams, references, and Web sites.

This book contains the wisdom and experience of professionals applying electronic resources to:

  • interlibrary loan systems
  • copyright and licensing
  • open source software
  • international data standards
  • scholarly publishing
The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources will help you avoid many of the potential pitfalls of managing electronic content in the evolving modern library. This book will help you prepare for a future in which electronic access improves the range, speed, and quantity of cost-effective information services for patrons and resource-sharing partners.
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Reviewer: Carmel J. Yurochko, BA, MLIS (Duquesne University)
Description: This is a collection of articles from a variety of authors and touches on a myriad of electronic resource topics. It is copublished simultaneously as Journal of Library Administration, volume 40, numbers 1/2 2004.
Purpose: Not meant to be exhaustive in nature, this book highlights the complexities, effects, and challenges of electronic resources, e-content, and resource sharing. The purpose is to provide practitioners with some insights into the ever changing landscape of electronic resources.
Audience: This work is intended for electronic resource, interlibrary loan, and/or digital librarians, especially. The articles would also be of interest to anyone involved in the client services aspects of a library or other institutions.
Features: The seven articles provide information on topics such as copyright issues, open source software, license negotiations, and the changes in scholarly publication. Four focus on resource sharing in particular and all of the complexities involved. Each article includes a useful bibliography. The book ends with a helpful index.
Assessment: As an overview of the evolving topic of electronic resources, the book serves the purpose of introduction and explanation of topics, such as the changes in scholarly publications. It would be a useful, practical read for librarians attempting to get a foothold in this area.

3 Stars from Doody
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Yem S. Fong and Suzanne M. Ward)
  • Multi-Type Statewide Resource Sharing: The Colorado SWIFT Experience (Brenda K. Bailey-Hainer)
  • Major Copyright Issues in Academic Libraries: Legal Implications of a Digital Environment (Donna L. Ferullo)
  • Licensed to ILL: A Beginning Guide to Negotiating E-Resources Licenses to Permit Resource Sharing (Jeffrey C. Carrico and Kathleen L. Smalldon)
  • Open Source Software and Resource Sharing (Jeff A. Steely)
  • From Web Server to Portal: One Library’s Experience with Open Source Software (Robert H. McDonald and Catherine M. Jannik)
  • Recent Developments in Standards for Resource Sharing (Julie Blume Nye)
  • When Terrabytes Meet Terra Firma: Scholarly Information Digitization and Distribution (Thomas Bacher)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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