Managing Electronic Resources. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2736141
  • Book
  • 252 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The on going movement to electronic collections presents many exciting new service opportunities for libraries, as well as creating materials management, resource, and service challenges. This book looks at how online resources are causing the roles and practices of libraries to change.

- Forward looking consideration of critical emerging issues in library practice- Draws on the author's wide knowledge of electronic content management issues- Presents a practical perspective based on the authors long standing experience

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Introduction; Universal discovery and access to information; The library catalogue and the new role of distributed electronic content tools; Electronic content products
materials management and integration; The ILS and the challenges of electronic materials; Whither the OPAC: new models for the primary library search interface; Still too many search interfaces: wrestling with old and new disintegrated applications; Innovative interfaces, new interfaces, search services, toolbars, lookups and widgets; End-to-end integration and a seamless user experience; Net size, bigger and better partnerships, and getting others to share the work; Library application services for information exchange services: more and less than web services; More elements of the integrated information environment; Conclusions.
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Webster, Peter J.Peter M. Webster is Systems Librarian for the Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada.
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