Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Guide to Electronic Resource Management

Ross, Sheri V.T. and Sarah W. Sutton. Guide to Electronic Resource Management. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4408-3958-0

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 
  1. Emergence and entrenchment of electronic resources in libraries
  2. The information environment
  3. Information standards
  4. Identifying and selecting electronic resources
  5. Acquiring and licensing electronic resources
  6. Providing access to electronic resources
  7. Managing access and discovery
  8. Assessing electronic resources
  9. Preserving electronic resources
  10. Scholarly communication
  11. Future directions of electronic resources management.