Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives

1st Edition

Pamela Higgins

CRC Press
Published July 12, 2002
Reference - 229 Pages
ISBN 9780789017291 - CAT# HW14568

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Summary

Keep your library a step ahead in the changing world of information technology!

As the Internet adds new dimensions to the relationship between information and user, digital libraries face new challenges in managing electronic resources. Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives addresses challenges and new roles for libraries in creating innovative models of scholarly communication, establishing standards for e-book publishing, influencing consortial site licensing on a global basis, and enhancing access to digital collections. This practical guide highlights current trends in e-resource management, focusing on economic, information, and publishing issues, and provides valuable information on the new roles libraries (and librarians) will play in the digital age.

This vital book contains information on:
  • the evolution of relationships between university presses and research libraries
  • how the commercialization of scholarly publishing is at the center of the economic problems faced by libraries
  • California Digital Library?s eScholarship program, which fosters faculty-led innovation in the scholarly publishing
  • Project Euclid, a joint electronic publishing initiative of Cornell University Libraries and Duke University Press
  • content standards for electronic books publishing
  • global consortial activities in the area of site licenses for electronic resources
  • new roles for librarians in creating digital libraries of instructional resources
The successful digital library will be one that keeps pace with the ever-changing world of information technology. Library professionals must stay up to speed in adopting new models, working in tandem with educators to re-define the learning process to incorporate electronic publishing and resources. Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives is an essential guide to the Internet’s impact on e-resources management--past, present, and future.

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