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By David P. Baker, Wendy Evans

This publication offers a better half quantity to electronic Library Economics and specializes in the 'how to' of handling electronic collections and prone (of every kind) with reference to their financing and fiscal administration. The emphasis is on case reports and functional examples drawn from a large choice 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 commercial and monetary elements of electronic developments
  • Will be useful to practitioners, and tutors and scholars in a large choice of situations

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About Chronopolis – digital preservation across space and time Chronopolis in depth Initial funding Funding: the next generation Funding: a layered approach Lessons learned Case Study 7: Economic implications of alternative scholarly publishing models Abstract. Introduction Alternative publishing models Method Main findings Extensions and developments Implications for research libraries Acknowledgements Case Study 8: Sustainable economic models: Portico Abstract. Introduction History of Portico Economic model development – electronic journal preservation Economic model development – electronic book preservation Economic model development – digitised historical collection preservation Lessons learned The future Case Study 9: Methods and metrics for assessing the return on investment of public, academic and special libraries Abstract.

She is responsible for the creation and execution of archival policy and oversees the operation and development of the Portico website. Prior to her work at Portico, Kirchhoff was director of technology for JSTOR and also served as a member of the shared software development group at Ithaka. She has published articles on Portico’s preservation methodology and policies in several publications including most recently Learned Publishing and The Serials Librarian. Ardys Kozbial is Director of the Research Data Curation Program in the University of California, San Diego Library where her current work is focused on building services that support the research data lifecycle of this new library programme.

The development of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) Code of Practice has helped. , 2003; Cooper, 2006). Without exception, the advantage always lies with electronic publications, for several reasons:’Big Deals’ and consortium purchasing provide more titles for little more expenditure and the previously unsubscribed material always finds use; users make more use of texts now that they can access them from their own offices or homes and do not have to visit the library; more than one user can use the same material at the same time.

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