A Handbook of Digital Library Economics. Operations, by David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)

By David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)

This ebook offers a better half quantity to electronic Library Economics and makes a speciality of the 'how to' of coping with electronic collections and companies (of every kind) in regards to their financing and fiscal administration. The emphasis is on case reports and functional examples drawn from a wide selection of contexts. A instruction manual of electronic Library Economics is a realistic handbook for these concerned - or waiting for to be concerned - within the improvement and administration of electronic libraries.

  • Provides functional method of the subject
  • Focuses at the demanding situations linked to the industrial and monetary points of electronic developments
  • Will be worthwhile to practitioners, and tutors and scholars in a large choice of situations

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Walters, T. and Skinner, K. (2010) ‘Economics, sustainability, and the cooperative model in digital preservation’, Library Hi Tech, 28 (2): 259–72. Zorich, D. (2007) Webwise: Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use. Conference proceedings, WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, 1–2 March, Washington, DC. 35 Case Study 1 The JSTOR platform Laura Brown Abstract. The JSTOR service has become ever more vital as pressure has increased on traditional libraries – not only in terms of budgets and physical space but also increased user demand and exponential growth in publications.

John Robinson describes some of the challenges of ensuring sustainability: Librarians have always been engaged with the problem of sustaining their infrastructures . . The generic challenges are the same: capital-intensive infrastructure which must be replaced every five or ten years; teams of people with the high-level systems administration and programming skills required to operate the infrastructure; new approaches to revenue budgeting which take into account the new operating costs and the requirement by the institution to defend these costs .

Chicago: American Library Association. Walters, T. and Skinner, K. (2010) ‘Economics, sustainability, and the cooperative model in digital preservation’, Library Hi Tech, 28 (2): 259–72. Watson, J. (2005) The LIFE Project Research Review: Mapping the Landscape, Riding a Life Cycle. pdf. Wheatley, P. and Hole, B. (2009) ‘LIFE3: predicting long-term digital preservation costs’, iPRES 2009: The Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. California Digital Library, UC Office of the President, 5–6 October.

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