A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures.
Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.
About the Author
Holly Yu is an associate professor and Web administrator and reference librarian at the university library, California State University, Los Angeles. She coordinates the development and maintenance of the librarys Web site, and is heavily involved in electronic resource management for the library. She also provides curricular support, library instruction, and reference services to students and faculty. She is the editor of Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites: Case Studies, and author and co-author of many articles on library Web interface design. She has presented at American Library Association conferences and regional conferences, as well as the Internet Librarians conference on the topics of Web site usability and library Web development. She is active in the Library Information & Technology Association (LITA) and the American Library Association (ALA).
Scott Breivold is an associate librarian at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the university library's media, communications, & arts librarian and oversees the music & media center. He is a member of the Web team, where he played a lead role in the library's site design, OPAC interface, and online information literacy tutorials. He has presented at local and national conferences on topics ranging from media collection development to library web and OPAC design. He is the editor of Howard Hawks: Interviews published by the University of Mississippi Press in 2006.