9780789013477

Research Collections and Digital Information

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789013477

  • ISBN10:

    0789013479

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Learn how electronic texts can save you money! The new technologies that have revolutionized information storage and retrieval demand commensurate changes in librarianship. Research Collections and Digital Information explores the practical and theoretical impact of new information technologies on the libraries of today. It suggests new strategies for collecting, organizing, and accessing library materials and emphasizes the increasing importance of classification and bibliographic rigor in dealing with the riot of information available on the Internet. This helpful book provides a detailed case study of the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic text center. A thorough discussion of the possibilities of custom-tailored digital libraries includes information on the Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype, which offers geographers and other earth scientists electronic access to maps, aerial photographs, and texts. In addition, you will find proven guidelines for selecting ebooks and other electronic materials. Research Collections and Digital Information offers guidance on technology's impact on essential library services and concerns, including: budgets for library materials and staff copyright and licensing issues interlibrary loan vendor-library relations library buildings and equipment Research Collections and Digital Information provides a fascinating look into the practical ways that other librarians have risen to the challenges of this dramatic paradigm shift. It is an essential resource for library directors, collections managers, and students.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(2)
Sul H. Lee
Shared Collection Building: Constructing the 21st Century Relational Research Library
3(12)
Harold Billings
Research Collections and Digital Information: Will There Be a Role for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services?
15(12)
Mary E. Jackson
Digital Library Selection: Maximum Access, Not Buying the Best Titles: Libraries Should Become Full-Text Amazon.com's
27(12)
Anthony W. Ferguson
Research Collections: Content/Format/Service, a Vendor's Perspective
39(10)
Kit Kennedy
Found Money: Trading Infrastructure for Information
49(14)
Paul M. Gherman
Selling Our Collecting Souls: How License Agreements Are Controlling Collection Management
63(14)
Suzan D. McGinnis
Electronic Text Centers: Creating Research Collections on a Limited Budget, the Nebraska Experience
77(16)
Joan R. Giesecke
Beth McNeil
Gina L. B. Minks
In Search of a New Library-Vendor Business Model
93(8)
John R. Secor
David A. Swords
Index 101

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