Electronic Resources (ER) librarianship is an emerging field. ER librarians are constantly challenged due to an increased availability of online resources and new technologies for managing such resources. Meant for practicing librarians and students ...
alike, this book presents ER librarianship from a practical point of view and lists strategies for handling each and every aspect of managing e-resources in an organized and structured fashion. The highlights include a practical checklist for systematic management of E-resources through their life cycle; tips on developing sound E-resource policies along with streamlined workflow; strategies for understanding critical licensing terms and developing tough negotiation skills; current information on available Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERMS) applications; challenges of assessing e-resources and information about the development in the field of usage statistics standards and software applications. It is written by a well-respected practitioner in the field. It is written based on the practical experience of day-to-day management of e-resources and ERMS. It provides a checklist for managing e-resources through their life cycle 'acquisition-implementation-maintenance-renewal-cancellation'. It draws on the author's practical experience of understanding E-resource licences, conducting negotiations and finding solutions, and enumerates challenges of assessing e-resources and issues concerning the usage statistics. It also provides a list of relevant web resources.