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Managing Electronic Resources: Contemporary Problems and Emerging Issues
Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8366-9
Publisher: ALCTS
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144 pages
6" X 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8366-9
Year Published: 2006
Electronic resources have become a staple of nearly every library collection and an integral component of every search strategy. They also require more and more institutional resources. Consequently, all segments of the information community (librarians and library users, authors, publishers, vendors) are interested in finding ways to improve their management. The papers in this volume, many of which are based on presentations made at the 2003 and 2004 ALCTS midwinter symposia on managing electronic resources, examine the existing management environment, outline user expectations and offer suggestions for enhanced control of e-resources. Several invited papers provide fresh perspectives on this complex topic. The work contains practical suggestions for managing and facilitating access to the resources.
Table of Contents

Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer

The Challenges of Electronic Resources Management, or a Primer in Tiger Taming
Sandy Hurd

Electronic Resource Management Systems: What Should They Do?
Timothy D. Jewell

Managing Electronic Resources in Today’s Integrated Library Management System Environment
Beth Forrest Warner

The Three A’s of E-resource Management: Aggravation, Agitation, and Aggregation
Dan Tonkery

House of Horrors: Exorcising Electronic Resources
Norm Medeiros

Why Aren’t Librarians More KISSable? Keeping Electronic Resource Management User-centered
Tim Bucknall

Taming the Tiger Technologically: Through the Standards Jungle (and out again Unscathed!)
Friedemann Weigel

Making Sense of User Statistics: First the Bad News
Robert Molyneux

Usage Statistics at Yale University Library: A Case Study
Jennifer Weintraub

Preservation of Digital Resources
George Machovec

Who Will Keep Print in the Digital Age? Current Thinking on Shared Repositories
Paula D. Watson

Automated Library System Vendors and Electronic Resources Management: An Outline of Requirements
Richard W. Boss

About the Author
Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer have collaborated on a number of projects for ALCTS. Bluh, who edited a previous volume on electronic serials, is Associate Director for Technical Services & Administration at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland. She has written a number of papers and is presently the editor of the ALCTS Papers in Library Technical Services & Collections. Hepfer, for many years editor of Serials Review and an accomplished author, is Head, Electronic Periodicals Management Department at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). The dozen contributors to this volume include librarians as well as representatives of related industries with an interest in the management of electronic resources.