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Building an Electronic Resource Collection: A Practical Guide

Handbook / Manual

By: Stuart D Lee and Frances Boyle

174 pages, no illustrations

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Jun 2004 | Edition: 2 | #153365 | ISBN: 1856045315
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NHBS Price: £66.99 $82/€75 approx

About this book

Electronic resources are a fast moving area so the new revised edition of this invaluable guide has been brought completely up to date; emerging new areas such as Virtual Learning Environments and reading/resource list software are considered, and the helpful bibliography of sources expanded.

'Overall, this is a practical and reassuringly accessible handbook, likely to be invaluable to both students and professionals.' Mmit and Lamit News 'Highly recommended for those involved in the selection process for any public or private library system.' Library Bookwatch 'I would not hesitate to recommend this book as an excellent introduction to e-resource management and collection development for students and new professionals. I also believe it is of great use to more experienced professionals working in this area as a reference tool.' Ariadne 'This updated second edition remains one of the best, if not the best, guide of its type, and can be unhesitatingly recommended not only for the quality of its mapping of the electronic resources terrain, but also for its invaluable checklists and the wealth of professional experience that it affords information professionals involved with collection development.' PROGRAM


Issues covered include: What is on offer? The electronic resources landscape E-books and e-journals What to buy? Assessing and acquiring the electronic resource Delivering the electronic resource. .

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Stuart D. Lee MA PhD is Head of the Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University Computing Services. Frances Boyle MSc is Electronic Resources Manager, Oxford University Library Services.

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