Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions
by Thomas W Leonhardt (9780789022929)

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions
Thomas W Leonhardt
Release Date: 08 June 2006
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 182
Category: Open Learning, Home Learning, Distance Education
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780789022929
ISBN-10: 0789022923

Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's servicesHandbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book's contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an "archive" for publications. The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions examines: * evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal* budgeting for electronic resources* measuring user satisfaction* online aggregated databases* licensing agreements* the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act* the Digital Millennium Copyright Act* e-mail tools* and much more The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

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