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Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information

Emerging Professional Roles, 1st Edition

Edited by Mark Jacobs

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412 pages

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Understand better how the role of ER librarian has changed through the years

The advent of online information has not only changed tremendously the way that resources are stored and accessed, but has caused the evolution of the library and information science profession itself. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles takes a comprehensive look at the position of electronic resources (ER) librarians, the other people who work with e-content, what training and skills are needed, the managing of e-resources, and what the proliferation of online information means for the future of libraries. Respected experts provide a timely broad-based analysis of the impact of the digital age on the profession, libraries, and the people in libraries who manage the information.

Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a concise and informative signpost on the way the library profession has responded to the advent of the digital information age. This revealing volume explores where these professionals have gained their knowledge and skills, what initiatives they have undertaken and made manifest, how do or don’t e-resources fit in the scope of the traditional work that is performed in an academic library, and the latest issues encountered with the new format. The text is extensively referenced, includes figures to illustrate concepts, and tables to clearly present data.

Topics discussed in Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles include:

  • essential and preferred characteristics of electronic resources librarian
  • the evolution of ER librarians’ duties
  • the role of ER librarian in hybrid collections
  • research on how well schools train ER librarians
  • providing access to users with disabilities
  • ER librarian role in corporate libraries
  • altering workflows to accommodate the new electronic information format in academic libraries
  • a comparison of the natures of print-based and online resources and the cataloging, maintenance, and access issues
  • a review of the resources and tools that license practitioners use
  • issues involving effective collaboration
  • formal usability testing
  • challenges in making the transition to digital
  • factors affecting the handling of usage data
  • the Government Printing Office’s dissemination of electronic government information
  • and more!
Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a valuable resource for librarians, administrators, educators, and students considering this aspect of librarianship as a profession.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction (Mark Jacobs)
  • I. THE POSITION: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW?
  • Preferred Political, Social, and Technological Characteristics of Electronic Resources (ER) Librarians (Kathy A. Downes and Pal V. Rao)
  • Marian Through the Looking Glass: The Unique Evolution of the Electronic Resources (ER) Librarian Position (Rebecca S. Albitz and Wendy Allen Shelburne)
  • Expanding the Role of the Electronic Resources (ER) Librarian in the Hybrid Library (Lai-Ying Hsiung)
  • Education and Electronic Resources (ER) Librarianship: How Library School Programs are Meeting the Needs of the ER Librarian Position (Michael L. Bradford, Mark Dehmlow, Anastasia Guimaraes, M. Ladd, Pat Loghry, and Marcy Simons)
  • The Electronic Resources (ER) Librarian as Teacher: Bibliographic Instruction and Information Literacy (Cheryl Goldenstein)
  • The Electronic Resources (ER) Librarian and Patrons with Disabilities (Cheryl Riley)
  • The Electronic Resources (ER) Librarian and Special/Corporate Libraries (Stephen C. Boss and Glenn Cook)
  • II. THE DIGITAL RESOURCE AND ITS MANAGEMENT
  • Electronic Resources (ER) Management in the Academic Library: Process vs. Function (Stephen C. Boss and Lawrence O. Schmidt)
  • The Nature of the Digital Resource: How the Process for the Management of Digital Resources Differs From (and Is the Same As) That of Other Formats (Jian Wang and Althea Pribyl)
  • Standards for Management of Electronic Resources (ER) (Paoshan W. Yue)
  • Acts of Vision: The Practice of Licensing (Rachel Miller)
  • Skills for Effective Participation in Consortia: Preparing for Collaborating and Collaboration (Susanne Clement)
  • Challenges of Sharing Online Information Through Traditional and Non-Traditional ILL (Cyril Oberlander)
  • Improving Access to Electronic Resources (ER) Through Usability Testing (Laura S. Wrubel)
  • III. FUTURE PARADOX: PARADIGM SHIFTS AND BUSINESS AS USUAL
  • Can This Orthodoxy Be Saved? Enhancing the Usefulness of Collection Plans in the Digital Environment (Carolynne Myall and Sue Anderson)
  • Description of and Access to Electronic Resources (ER): Transitioning Into the Digital Age (Elaine McCracken)
  • Electronic Resources (ER) Librarians, Usage Data, and a Changing World (Alea Henle)
  • The Human Element in Digital Preservation (Jacob Nadal)
  • Electronic Government Information Dissemination: Changes for Programs, Users, Libraries, and Government Documents Librarians (Robert A. Staley)
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Electronic Resources (ER) Librarians in Facing Down the Digital Divide (Tawnya K. Plumb)
  • Open Access and Libraries (Charles W. Bailey)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN025000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General