'Does this collection of explanations, ideas and experiences meet the purpose of the book, and potentially satisfy the needs of its readers? Yes. There is a balance of background, basic information, explanation of applications (often with diagrams), and acknowledgement that the topic is still developing. It is not a work for the IT specialist, but for anyone in an information organisation.'
Providing a practical appraisal of e-books, this book addresses the key questions: Where do e-books come from and what are the key business models that support them? What needs to change before e-books become universally and easily used? What will the e-book landscape look like in ten years' time? And more.
Offering multiple perspectives from electronic resource professionals at world-renowned libraries this book provides a comprehensive and well-rounded e-book education. Six practical case studies offer real world scenarios and helpful tips for implementation in a variety of settings.
This practical handbook provides information professionals with everything they need to know to effectively manage digital content and information. The book addresses digital asset management (DAM) from a practitioner's point of view but also introduces readers to the theoretical background to the subject.
A practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning that will allow professionals to work confidently, effectively and legally in the virtual learning environment.
Exploring Discovery examines the range of discovery-focused tools and technologies being deployed by libraries and provides a series of case studies illustrating the interfaces and technologies that can be used by libraries today.
Over the years there has been profound changes in how library collections are developed and managed. Digital resources are increasingly central to collections. This collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development.
In an information environment shaped by an ever-growing and persistent demand for more and more digital content from every direction, it has become increasingly important that publishers, libraries and information professionals understand the challenges and opportunities of the Google environment. This book addresses these issues.
Guides the information professional step-by-step through building and managing an electronic resource collection. It outlines the range of electronic products currently available in abstracting and indexing, bibliographic, and other services and then describes how to effectively select, evaluate and purchase them.
A practical guide on how to get the best deal for online subscriptions. The processes outlined in this book can be applied to a range of electronic products, ranging from e-journals to multi-modular databases. This text guides you through the stages of negotiation, and offers advice on the skills and techniques of negotiation.