Publisher description for Electronic collection management / Suzan D. McGinnis, editor.


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Build and manage your collection of digital resources with these successful strategies!

This comprehensive volume is a practical guide to the art and science of acquiring and organizing electronic resources. The collections discussed here range in size from small college libraries to large research libraries, but all are facing similar problems: shrinking budgets, increasing demands, and rapidly shifting formats. Electronic Collection Management offers new ideas for coping with these issues.

Bringing together diverse aspects of collection development, Electronic Collection Management investigates traditional strategies that still have value and suggests innovative solutions to new problems. It also offers informed discussion on how collection development and management are likely to change in the future. More and more, the emphasis is turning from collecting information to organizing it, a paradigm shift that is nothing short of a revolution in library science.

Electronic Collection Management examines some of the toughest issues of electronic collections management, including:


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Electronic information resources.
Academic libraries -- Collection development -- United States.
Electronic information resources -- United States.