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As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the various issues that are essential in understanding the management of e-resources.

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries provides relevant theoretical and practical details from an international perspective on the current e-resources landscape. Through a detailed discussion of the specific aspects of e-resources management, this book is a useful source for library science faculty and students, academic librarians, research scholars, and IT professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the theoretical details, history, selection, acquisition, fair use and management of e-resources.



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IGI Global


Collection Development and Management | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science


Jennifer Joe joined the faculty of University Libraries in August 2013. She received her M.L.S. from Indiana University and her M.A. in Sociology from Western Kentucky University. She is responsible for reference, instruction, and collection development at the Owensboro Campus. Her research interests include electronic resources, social media, and assessment in libraries, as well as popular culture and the sociology of religion.

This chapter (Considerations of a Digital Age: The Hows and Whys of Electronic Resource Management from a Collection Development Perspective) appears in Progressive Trends in Electronic Resources Management in Libraries, edited Nihar K. Patra, Bharat Kumar, and Ashis K. Pani Copyright 2011, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resources Management in Libraries