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Creating and Managing a Digital Library

By: , Posted on: May 5, 2017

elsevier learning trends series

This is the fourth volume in Elsevier’s Library Learning Trends series, free digital volumes to support and encourage learning and development in Library Sciences. Each title includes content excerpts focused on a central theme to give the reader an introduction to new ideas and information on that topic.

As the shift to digital library collections continues to soar, librarians are requesting more data to maximize their digital collection and development practices. The ePub, Creating and Managing a Digital Library, contains chapter excerpts from our popular Chandos Library Information Sciences books:

  • Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions, by Laura Costello
  • Managing Academic Libraries, by Susan Higgins
  • Selecting and Implementing an Integrated Library System, by Richard Jost
  • Emerging Technologies for Libraries, by Sharon Q. Yang, Lili Li
  • Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries, by Donna E. Frederick

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If you like the excerpted content in this free ePub, the full titles are available online via ScienceDirect. Print and eBooks can be purchased via the Elsevier website. View other available resources in the Library Learning Trends Series.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 – A Climate of Demand, By Laura Costello

From the book Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions, by Laura Costello

Synopsis: The shift from traditional print collections to the emergence of e-books and demand-driven acquisitions

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Chapter 2 – Managing Digital Collections, By Susan Higgins

From the book Managing Academic Libraries, by Susan Higgins

Synopsis: Once you have made the decision transition to a more digital-based collection, how do you manage it?

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 Chapter 3 – Staffing the Libraries of the Future, by Richard Jost

From the book Selecting and Implementing an Integrated Library System, By Richard Jost

Synopsis:  The skills librarians will need as the library transitions from a print to a more technical environment.

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Chapter 4 – Altmetrics and Research Support, By Sharon Q. Yang and Lili Li

From the book Emerging Technologies for Libraries, by Sharon Q. Yang, Lili Li

Synopsis: Tips on using altmetrics to measure the impact of your digital library.

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Chapter 5 – eBook Discovery Metadata, By Donna E. Frederick

From the book Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries, by Donna E. Frederick

Synopsis: So you have your eBook collection, how to you make these resources discoverable to your patrons?

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