Building a Virtual Library by Hanson A., Levin B.L.

By Hanson A., Levin B.L.

The association, functioning, and the function of libraries in collage groups proceed to alter dramatically. whereas educational examine libraries proceed to obtain details, set up it, make it on hand, and guard it, the serious matters for his or her administration groups within the twenty-first century are to formulate a transparent undertaking and position for his or her library, rather as libraries transition to satisfy the recent details wishes in their college elements. construction a digital Library addresses those concerns through supplying perception into the present alterations and advancements in the quarter of library technology.

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Content AM FL Y CRITICAL ISSUES IN EVALUATING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES TE The quality of digital content, like print content, is judged by a number of factors, including the authority of the resource, comprehensiveness, completeness, currency, accuracy, clarity, uniqueness, and conformity to academic standards and conventions. If the product has a print counterpart, it is important to determine if the electronic version contains all of the content that is available in the print version. In some cases, the online version may contain the full ASCII text of an article but exclude any images, tables, or other illustrations.

5. Are you using any metadata standards/analysis for relational databases? If yes, describe: 6. e. URL, subject headings, notes field)? If yes, who maintains those records? 7. If you are cataloging resources on the Web, who decides what is added to the collection? D. Hardware/Equipment/Labs: 1. Do you have a public access computer lab in library? 2. If so, teaching lab only? 3. General patron use? 4. Other: 5. How many terminals are available for: a. library staff: b. public access: 6. How many PCs/MACs are available for: a.

Collection Development for Virtual Libraries 31 CONCLUSION Considerable attention has been given to the role of electronic resources in library collections. Less attention has been paid to the widespread reallocation of library funds to acquire and maintain electronic resources at the expense of all other library materials. When library resources are acquired to meet immediate information needs rather than because they contribute to the consistency or completeness of the overall collection, a transition to electronic resources is assumed, with little accounting – financial or philosophical – of the cost to the library collection.

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