Electronic Resources Management in the Academic Library
A Professional Guide
by Karin Wikoff
November 2011, 137pp, 7 x 10
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-61069-005-8
$50, £39, 44€, A69
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Licensed electronic resources have become the cornerstone of academic research, making their management critical for college and university libraries. Unfortunately, shockingly few library schools offer instruction in e-resource management, leaving those with this responsibility to figure out this complex task on their own.

For academic libraries, this highly readable book provides the practical information needed to get started managing electronic resources throughout their life cycle.

This book covers the five points of the e-resources lifecycle in a readable and accessible manner, providing valuable information that is applicable to real-world situations. Each of the working chapters covers one of the five lifecycle points (Acquisitions, Access, Administration, Support, and Evaluation), and supplies suggested readings and thought-provoking questions. Additionally, there are two chapters that guide readers from learning about the work to actually doing it.

Electronic Resources Management in the Academic Library: A Professional Guide is full of practical assignments that teachers of e-resources management will appreciate. This guide will also be immensely beneficial to library and information science school students and independent learners who need immediate, practical knowledge from the field to get them started in a position which requires them to manage electronic resources.

Karin Wikoff is electronic and technical services librarian at Ithaca College Library, Ithaca, NY, where she has managed electronic resources since 2004. She served as electronic resources manager at Wells College, Aurora, NY. Wikoff has taught the management of electronic resources at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and has a series of workshops through Nylink.


"If your library science school did not include a course on e-resource management, you may find this book to be a very useful overview of the new position you just started. . . . Wikoff’s book does fulfill its stated purpose."—Serials Review, July 28, 2015
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