This book offers step-by-step guidance for overseeing collection development of electronic resources with a special focus on activities revolving around the life cycle of the materials, such as identifying and evaluating appropriate resources; managing the knowledge base, link resolver, discovery layer, and administrative accounts for each resource; and gathering and analyzing usage statistics and other assessment data. Content includes a chapter on communicating with authors, funding sources, publishers, and libraries regarding digital rights and access to texts.
Table of Contents
- Emergence and entrenchment of electronic resources in libraries
- The information environment
- Information standards
- Identifying and selecting electronic resources
- Acquiring and licensing electronic resources
- Providing access to electronic resources
- Managing access and discovery
- Assessing electronic resources
- Preserving electronic resources
- Scholarly communication
- Future directions of electronic resources management.