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Managing Electronic Serials: Essays Based on the ALCTS Electronic Serials Insti
Pamela M. Bluh
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3510-1
 
Publisher: ALCTS
Price: $45.00
 
 
 
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190 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3510-1
Year Published: 2001
If managed well, electronic publications can be extremely efficient, maximizing access and speeding information delivery while saving money and space. And with the help of the Internet, e-journals are even more accessible to both users and staff. Detailing the process of managing electronic serials from licensing, acquiring, and cataloging to the practical challenges of circulation and equity of access, fourteen librarians share their expertise in:
  • staffing appropriately for fast-changing technology;
  • scrutinizing content of potential acquisitions;
  • negotiating licensing arrangements;
  • avoiding copyright pitfalls; and
  • enhancing content value with hypertext links.
Electronic serials are a new breed in libraries. For serials, collection development, and acquisitions librarians as well as technical services professionals, Managing Electronic Serials is the one-stop reference for delivering the best electronic materials and services to library users.
Table of Contents

Discovering Electronic Serials: An Introduction
1 Seriality and the Web
REGINA ROMANO REYNOLDS
2 Saddlepoints in Serials
RONALD L. LARSEN
3 Electronic Serials into the Millennium
FRIEDEMANN A. WEIGEL
4 Managing Electronic Serials: An Overview
SHARON CLINE MCKAY
5 Management and Technical Considerations for Acquiring and Accessing Electronic Serials
GEORGE MACHOVEC
6 Seven Common Myths about Acquiring and Accessing E-journal
DAN TONKERY
7 How Intellectual Property Laws Affecting Libraries Are Changing
SARAH E. SULLY
8 A License to Kill For . . .
FAYE A. CHADWELL
9 Cataloging Electronic Resources: The Practicalities
NORMA J. FAIR, STEVEN C. SHADLE, AND BEVERLEY GEER
10 Nuts and Bolts: Public Service in an Electronic Environment
RAYE LYNN THOMAS
11 Another New Frontier: Trailblazing Electronically
THOMAS W. LEONHARDT

SOURCES AND RESOURCES
CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX
About the Author
Pamela M. Bluh is associate director for Technical Services and Administration in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Law School. Bluh is active in the ALCTS and LAMA divisions of the American Library Association and has served as chair of the ALCTS Serials Section. Her master's degree in library science is from Peabody College in Nashville.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is responsible for the acquisition, identification, cataloging, classification, and preservation of library materials and the development and coordination of the country's library resources.
Reviews
“...serves as a valuable guide and starting point.”
—The Australian Library Journal

“Public libraries interested in starting or expanding their Internet training programs are in luck, as [this tile] will make their task much easier.”
—Library Journal

“This is an essential purchase for academic and public libraries.”
—Library Journal

“...this book is an admirable success in furnishing the initial plunge into the area of collecting and managing library resources.”
—Library Resources & Technical Services

“...presented in a concise and logical manner; the content is clear and understandable... [R]ich in technical quality and offer[s] accurate and concrete information about the subject matter. Acquisitions and technical services librarians, from novice to experienced, will use this publication as a valuable reference tool for electronic serials.”
—Technicalities

“The process is explored in all its aspects...”
—Reference & Research Book News

“...a “must read” for the following groups: library administrators requiring a broad and thorough panorama of technical issues, budgeting and staffing needs, and intellectual property concerns essential to incorporate electronic resources effectively into their collections; members of library interdepartmental electronic resources implementation/planning teams who would benefit from a better understanding of the concerns of other library departments and commercial vendors/agencies; and library school students who require a broad introduction on managing electronic serials as a foundation for further study.”
—Journal of Academic Librarianship


“...will inform the reader with some well considered viewpoints as to where we have been and where we might and should go from here.”
—Education Libraries

“There is a lot to think about as libraries move into the online world and this book helps with questions we should ask, with solid information theory and current trends.”
—Community & Junior College Libraries
 
 

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