A Handbook of Digital Library Economics

Operations, Collections and Services


  • Wendy Evans, Head of Library, University of St Mark & St John, UK
  • David Baker, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Information Management, University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, Devon, UK

This book provides a companion volume to Digital Library Economics and focuses on the ‘how to’ of managing digital collections and services (of all types) with regard to their financing and financial management. The emphasis is on case studies and practical examples drawn from a wide variety of contexts. A Handbook of Digital Library Economics is a practical manual for those involved - or expecting to be involved - in the development and management of digital libraries.
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Anyone involved in digital library developments and digital collections and services (whether or not library-based), including managers, subject specialists, project directors, technical staff, content creators, editors and managers, researchers and academics in the field of library and information science and digital economics; Librarians


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-620-3


"...an indispensable manual for anyone contemplating a digital collection of their own, whether this is a community-based digitisation project, an academic value-added data set or a portal for arts students...It will undoubtedly become a reference book for many a practitioner in the field."--The Australian Library Journal,Vol. 63, No. 2, 2014

Table of Contents

Digital economics: Introduction and overview; Sustainability; Models and tools; The universal library: realising Panizzi’s dream.