6" x 9"
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, F, H, I, J, Z
The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and decision points, she offers advice on best practices for developing and managing these important resources for libraries of all types and sizes. With an emphasis on practical solutions that will provide effective and timely access to online resources for library users, she presents an in-depth look at
- The fundamentals of electronic resource planning, selection, and evaluation
- The evolving world of acquisition options, licenses, and contracts
- Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and publishers
- Budgeting and financial considerations, with guidance on how to collaborate across library organizational lines to acquire and manage e-content more efficiently
Tips, informational sidebars, and suggested reading lists accompany each chapter, and an extensive glossary defines essential terms and concepts.
Table of Contents
Overview of the Evolving Electronic Collections Environment
Selecting and Evaluating E-resources for Libraries
Selection and Order Placement
Licenses for E-content
Conducting Business with E-content and Service Suppliers
Working across Organizational Units to Acquire and Manage E-resources
Budgeting and Financial Considerations
The Future of E-content in Libraries and a Few Concluding Thoughts
About the Author
Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloger and has been a children's librarian in a public library, and serials cataloger, technical services head, and a senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries, two areas of particular interest. She edits the journal Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Services Practitioner, has published numerous papers, and written and edited several books.
"This short volume is a must-read for librarians who are just starting to explore how electronic collections will affect their libraries, and it would be a solid choice for most librarians currently working with electronic collections."
"From budgeting to handling vendors and publishers, this covers everything a librarian needs to know about the entire process, and is a pick for any professional's collection."