Friday, May 10, 2013

Electronic resources management in the academic library: a professional guide



Wikoff, K. (2012). Electronic resources management in the academic library: a professional guide. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited.

     Because I reviewed an academic library for the collection development class, I chose to add this book as part of my additional readings.  The book covers the life cycle of electronic resource management.  The cycle includes acquisitions, access, administration, support and evaluation. 

     I have worked in in the technical services department which includes acquisitions but in a public library environment.  Currently, my work is in interlibrary loans (ILL) at an academic library.  This gives me some insight into the cycles of electronic resource management covered in this book.  However, the book gave me more information about other facets of e-resource management that I was unfamiliar with previously as well as a deeper understanding of those I knew. 

     The book features suggested article and book readings as well as questions for thought provoking discussions with other colleagues.  I think this is an important book for new and existing librarians at both public and academic libraries to learn more about an important segment in their existing and proposed collection.

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