Managing Electronic Resources

Managing Electronic Resources

New and Changing Roles for Libraries

1st Edition - September 30, 2008

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  • Author: Peter Webster
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780631400

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Librarians, library policy makers and students of library and information science

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2008
  • Published: September 30, 2008
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780631400

About the Author

Peter Webster

Peter M. Webster is Systems Librarian for the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.

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