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Understand better how the role of ER librarian has changed through the years The advent of online information has not only changed tremendously the way that resources are stored and accessed, but has caused the evolution of the library and information science profession itself. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles takes a comprehensive look at the position of electronic resources (ER) librarians, the other people who work with e-content, what training and skills are needed, the managing of e-resources, and what the proliferation of online information means for the future of libraries. Respected experts provide a timely broad-based analysis of the impact of the digital age on the profession, libraries, and the people in libraries who manage the information. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a concise and informative signpost on the way the library profession has responded to the advent of the digital information age. This revealing volume explores where these professionals have gained their knowledge and skills, what initiatives they have undertaken and made manifest, how do or don't e-resources fit in the scope of the traditional work that is performed in an academic library, and the latest issues encountered with the new format. The text is extensively referenced, includes figures to illustrate concepts, and tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed in Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles include: * essential and preferred characteristics of electronic resources librarian * the evolution of ER librarians' duties * the role of ER librarian in hybrid collections * research on how well schools train ER librarians * providing access to users with disabilities * ER librarian role in corporate libraries * altering workflows to accommodate the new electronic information format in academic libraries * a comparison of the natures of print-based and online resources and the cataloging, maintenance, and access issues * a review of the resources and tools that license practitioners use * issues involving effective collaboration * formal usability testing * challenges in making the transition to digital * factors affecting the handling of usage data * the Government Printing Office's dissemination of electronic government information * and more! Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a valuable resource for librarians, administrators, educators, and students considering this aspect of librarianship as a profession.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789032188
ISBN-10: 078903218X
Format: Paperback
(212mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 434
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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