Ryan O. Weir is Assistant Professor, Director of Technical Services and Electronic Resources, for Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He manages the technical services unit for University Libraries and also serves as electronic resources librarian for his institution. He is interested in finding ways to help the library community and the community of vendors and publishers to increase effective and fruitful communication about resources and services, believing that strengthening these relationships will be vital to the continued success of both organizations.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
- Coping with Economic Issues
- Acquiring Electronic Resources
- Negotiating Resource Licensing
- Reconciling with Payment Systems
- Making Electronic Resources Accessible
- Gathering, Evaluating and Communicating Statistical Usage Information
- Changing Staff to Facilitate the Shift to Electronic
- Looking Ahead from Now to 2020
List of IllustrationsPreface
Historical and Current Copyright Law Excerpts
COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works: Release 1
Register of Vendors Providing Usage Reports Compliant with Release 1 of the Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works
COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases: Release 3
Register of Vendors Providing Usage Reports Compliant with Release 3 of the Code of Practice for Journals and Databases
About the Editor and Contributors
"Highly informative. The content should prove to be applicable to all library types and useful to electronic resources managers in general, whether a novice or an expert."
--Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
"The book is quite readable, and it is possible to focus on a particular subject and use that part of the guide alone. For example, the chapter on statistical information-measuring resource usage is one that may be useful to those with experience in e-resource management, whereas other chapters are designed for those new to the area … this book is a useful guide full of practical advice for managing electronic resources, especially for someone new to the field."
--Australian Library Journal
"Provides a consistently first-rate guide on an increasingly important field of modern librarianship ... The information presented in this book will be an asset to any library professional interested in developing electronic resource management skills for themselves or as a program for the workplace right now."
— Public Libraries