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Virtually Yours describes the best practices and current ...
Virtually Yours describes the best practices and current strategies for managing electronic resources from acquisitions to patron use. Experts in collection development and acquisitions from both academic and public libraries explain what works and what doesn't when it comes to selecting, acquiring, and circulating electronic resources and information.
Also examined are innovative, positive, and practical management models that were put to the test in a variety of libraries.
|Introduction: Real Collections and Real Services in a Virtual World|
|1||Toward a Redefinition of Library Services||3|
|2||Seamless Information Environments and Seamless Management Structures: Where Are Our Aspirations Leading Us?||22|
|3||Information Technologies and Educational Purposes: An Uneasy Alliance||34|
|5||Virtually Yours: Models for Managing Electronic Resources and Services||53|
|6||Assessment: How and Why||58|
|7||Libraries: The Changing Political and Economic Environment||71|
|8||Today and Tomorrow: What the Digital Library Really Means for Collections and Services||85|
|9||Licensing for Information Resources: Creative Contracts and the Library Mission||98|
|10||Licensing: Pitfalls and Protection for the Collections||111|
|11||Legal Issues: The Negotiator's Perspective for Getting to the Heart of the License||118|
|12||Managing New Initiatives||129|
|13||Learning to Cha-Cha with Change||136|