With the prolific changes in the electronic environment, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the multiplying of electronic information resources, the different methods of access, and their combined impact on collection development? If so, Collection Development is the book to help you get a handle on what&’s out there! In no time at all, you&’ll be able to select and integrate electronic resources into collection development programs at even the most traditional of libraries! In the process, you will learn alternative approaches for dealing with electronic databases, on-line access, and fiscal planning for the integration of the new information technologies into collection development.Collection Development offers useful strategies for dealing with electronic resources in terms of selection and evaluation, collection development policies, organizational structure, and budgeting. You also acquire important information on:
Internet information resources accessible through Gophers and World Wide Web sites
access vs. ownership issues
serving the remote user at an extended campus site
the relationship of selection to acquisitions
managing a CD-Rom collection development process
planning issues of cooperation, collaboration, and change
pricing and planning issues and their impact on library budgets
negotiating site licensesLibrarians in collection development, academic librarians, and personnel in technology/authomation development will find Collection Development an indispensable tool for grappling with the demands and pressures of screening and choosing the most suitable information resources from the dynamic, even saturated, world of technology. The book&’s insights and practical methodologies will help you integrate new on-line and electronic information resources into your program with relative ease.
- 1996 The Haworth Press, Inc.
- Book Quality:
- Taylor and Francis
- Date of Addition:
- Usage Restrictions:
- This is a copyrighted book.
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.