Selecting, Acquiring, and Renewing Electronic Resources

Selecting, Acquiring, and Renewing Electronic Resources

Smita Joshipura (Arizona State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-891-8.ch004
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the workflow for electronic resources (e-resources) from selection to acquisition. Along the way, it addresses major steps, processes, procedures, and issues in selecting and acquiring e-resources and acts as a teaching tool for librarians who would like to learn best practices for managing the life cycle of e-resources. This chapter covers various facets of the selection process, including tools, challenges, and criteria, and provides a checklist for collection development librarians for evaluating the resources. It also addresses acquisitions workflow from verification of a resource to ordering and acquiring the product and provides an additional checklist for acquisitions librarians for reviewing license agreements.

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