The following article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Library Administration and Management Section (JLAMS) of the NY Library Association.
Rebecca A. Nous
University at Albany, State University of New York
Journal of Library Administration and Management Section (JLAMS): Vol. 14 : Iss. 1 , Article 3. (2018)
From the Introduction
Libraries increasingly offer electronic resources, such as online books, journals, databases, streaming music and videos, digital image collections, and audio books, as part of their collections. Some considerations for selecting electronic resources are the same as those for other formats. The quality of content, whether or not it fills a gap or need in the collection, budgetary considerations, library user requests, and whether or not it is considered a core title in a given discipline are all factors to consider when selecting any material for a library’s collection, regardless of format. Just as there are certain considerations particularly relevant to a print book, like quality of the paper and binding or the comprehensiveness of the index, there are a multitude of format-specific considerations to take into account for online resources.
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