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Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions

1st Edition

By Thomas W Leonhardt


182 pages

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Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's services

Handbook 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. 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.

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! 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.

Table of Contents

About the Editor. Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1. Acquisitions and Copyright. Doris Van Kampen Introduction. Statistics on Expenditures for Electronic Resources. Copyright 101. Fair Use. Recent Legislation. In-House Use. Off-Site Use. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. E-Reserves. Discussion. Conclusion. Chapter 2. Copyright and Fair Use: Electronic Reserves. Linda Neyer Introduction. Basic Copyright Law. The Discussion of Fair Use. Applying Copyright Law to Electronic Reserves. Obtaining Permission. Linking to Electronic Databases. Conclusion. Appendix: Recommended Web Sites. Chapter 3. Evaluating Databases for Acquisitions and Collection Development Audrey Powers The Evaluation Process. Phase I. Phase II. Phase III. A Case Study. Electronic Application of the Evaluation Process. Chapter 4. Collection Development Strategies for Online Aggregated Databases. Susan McMullen, Patricia B. M. Brennan, Joanna Burckhardt, and Marla Wallace A Brief History of Electronic Collection Development. Collection Development Policies for Electronic Resources. Aggregators. History of Aggregator Databases. Academic Libraries and Electronic Journals. Aggregators’ Impact on Collection Development Decisions. Evaluating Database Content and Features. Methodology. Conclusion. Chapter 5. Issues on the Selection of Electronic Resources. Rickey D. Best Fitting Electronic Resources into Your Collection Profiles. How to Choose. Budgeting for Electronic Resources. Garnering University Support. Maximizing Access and Measuring User Satisfaction. Evaluating Electronic Resources. Conclusion. Chapter 6. Choosing Virtual Reference Software. Robert Slater and Denise Johnson Introduction. Service Levels. Characteristics and Features. Technical Considerations. Chapter 7. Electronic Data Interchange and Vendors: Enhancement of Library Acquisitions Services Sha Li Zhang and John H. Williams Introduction. Electronic Transfer of Bibliographic Record Data. USMARC Record Batch Loads. EDI Financial Data. Conclusion. Index. Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Online Services / General
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General