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Libraries and electronic resources : new partnerships, new practices, new perspectives
Higgins, Pamela L., 1954-
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Information Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Co-published simultaneously as Journal of library administration, v. 35, nos. 1/2 2001.
Added Uniform Title:
Journal of library administration.

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Keep your library a step ahead in the changing world of information technology!

As the Internet adds new dimensions to the relationship between information and user, digital libraries face new challenges in managing electronic resources. Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives addresses challenges and new roles for libraries in creating innovative models of scholarly communication, establishing standards for e-book publishing, influencing consortial site licensing on a global basis, and enhancing access to digital collections. This practical guide highlights current trends in e-resource management, focusing on economic, information, and publishing issues, and provides valuable information on the new roles libraries (and librarians) will play in the digital age.

This vital book contains information on: the evolution of relationships between university presses and research libraries how the commercialization of scholarly publishing is at the center of the economic problems faced by libraries California Digital Library?s eScholarship program, which fosters faculty-led innovation in the scholarly publishing Project Euclid, a joint electronic publishing initiative of Cornell University Libraries and Duke University Press content standards for electronic books publishing global consortial activities in the area of site licenses for electronic resources new roles for librarians in creating digital libraries of instructional resources The successful digital library will be one that keeps pace with the ever-changing world of information technology. Library professionals must stay up to speed in adopting new models, working in tandem with educators to re-define the learning process to incorporate electronic publishing and resources. Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives is an essential guide to the Internet's impact on e-resources management--past, present, and future.

Table of Contents

Pamela L. HigginsJames G. NealMarilu Goodyear and Adrian W. AlexanderCatherine H. CandeeMary Summerfield and Carol Mandel and Paul KantorZsuzsa Koltay and H. Thomas HickersonAllen Renear and Gene GolovchinskyHussein Suleman and Edward FoxArnold HirshonHans GeleijnseDiane CostelloHazel WoodwardDeb deBruijnDavid McArthur and Bill Graves and Sarah Giersch
Introductionp. 1
The Community Engages: Scholarly Publishing in the Early 21st Century
Symbiosis or Alienation: Advancing the University Press/Research Library Relationship Through Electronic Scholarly Communicationp. 5
BioOne: A New Model for Scholarly Publishingp. 19
The California Digital Library and the eScholarship Programp. 37
Perspectives on Scholarly Online Books: The Columbia University Online Books Evaluation Projectp. 61
Project Euclid and the Role of Research Libraries in Scholarly Publishingp. 83
Standards Emerge
Content Standards for Electronic Books: The OEBF Publication Structure and the Role of Public Interest Participationp. 99
Access to Digital Library Collections
The Open Archives Initiative: Realizing Simple and Effective Digital Library Interoperabilityp. 125
Global Consortial Activities
International Library Consortia: Positive Starts, Promising Futuresp. 147
Licensing Experiences in the Netherlandsp. 167
The Role of CAUL (Council of Australian Libraries) in Consortial Purchasingp. 175
The UK's National Electronic Site Licensing Initiative (NESLI)p. 181
The Canadian National Site Licensing Projectp. 187
Transforming Teaching and Learning
Library Services Today and Tomorrow: Lessons from iLumina, a Digital Library for Creating and Sharing Teaching Resourcesp. 195
Indexp. 219