November 28, 2020

Journal Article: “Electronic Resources in Practice: Considerations When Selecting Online Content”

The following article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Library Administration and Management Section (JLAMS) of the NY Library Association.

Title

Electronic Resources in Practice: Considerations When Selecting Online Content

Author

Rebecca A. Nous
University at Albany, State University of New York

Source

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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5 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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