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The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources
Content, Access, Delivery, and Legal Issues

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ISBN 9780789024411
Published July 20, 2004 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

Keep up-to-date with the latest in innovative electronic information services!

The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources: Content, Access, Delivery, and Legal Issues focuses on the effects and challenges of providing electronic resources for libraries. The authors are librarians and other professionals with practical experience in current issues and developing trends. With this book, you will learn about technical, legal, and resource sharing developments that will contribute to the future distribution of global information in libraries.

This book shows how libraries using electronic resources can reduce costs and save transaction time for large and small public libraries as well as academic libraries. It also reveals recent initiatives related to open source software and core standards for resource sharing and interlibrary loal, such as the Bath profile and the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP). Special features of this timely book include figures, diagrams, references, and Web sites.

This book contains the wisdom and experience of professionals applying electronic resources to:

  • interlibrary loan systems
  • copyright and licensing
  • open source software
  • international data standards
  • scholarly publishing
The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources will help you avoid many of the potential pitfalls of managing electronic content in the evolving modern library. This book will help you prepare for a future in which electronic access improves the range, speed, and quantity of cost-effective information services for patrons and resource-sharing partners.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Yem S. Fong and Suzanne M. Ward)
  • Multi-Type Statewide Resource Sharing: The Colorado SWIFT Experience (Brenda K. Bailey-Hainer)
  • Major Copyright Issues in Academic Libraries: Legal Implications of a Digital Environment (Donna L. Ferullo)
  • Licensed to ILL: A Beginning Guide to Negotiating E-Resources Licenses to Permit Resource Sharing (Jeffrey C. Carrico and Kathleen L. Smalldon)
  • Open Source Software and Resource Sharing (Jeff A. Steely)
  • From Web Server to Portal: One Library’s Experience with Open Source Software (Robert H. McDonald and Catherine M. Jannik)
  • Recent Developments in Standards for Resource Sharing (Julie Blume Nye)
  • When Terrabytes Meet Terra Firma: Scholarly Information Digitization and Distribution (Thomas Bacher)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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