Electronic resources such as CD-ROMs, online reference services, and audio and video products have been a boon to libraries, giving them a variety of options for providing information and entertainment to patrons. They have also been a bane to the existence of many librarians who find that the process for selecting, processing, and making these services available does not fit neatly into traditional library operations.
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.