ERIC Number: EJ501669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Transforming Acquisitions to Support Virtual Libraries.
Saunders, Laverna M.
Information Technology and Libraries, v14 n1 p41-46 Mar 1995
Discusses collection development and acquisitions in virtual, or networked, libraries. Topics include electronic versus digital libraries; philosophical issues of library acquisition; user expectations, including wants and needs; strategic planning, including resource sharing agreements, retrospective conversion, and staff training; collection development policies; technical services; budget and finance; and vendor relations. (LRW)
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Acquisition, Library Collection Development, Library Expenditures, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Technical Processes, Retrospective Conversion (Library Catalogs), Shared Library Resources, Strategic Planning, User Needs (Information), Users (Information), Vendors
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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