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 evaluationThe evolving world of acquisition options, licenses, and contractsFostering and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and publishersBudgeting and financial considerations, with guidance on how to collaborate across library organizational lines to acquire and manage e-content more efficientlyTips, informational sidebars, and suggested reading lists accompany each chapter, and an extensive glossary defines essential terms and concepts.
Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials
American Library Association