ERIC Number: EJ866966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
How Can Libraries Determine the Value in Collecting, Managing, Preserving, and/or Cataloging E-Resources?
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v21 n2 p131-140 2009
The author recently asked his colleagues, "How can libraries determine the value in collecting, managing, preserving, and/or cataloging e-resources?" hoping to challenge readers to come up with some thoughtful opinions and useful tips. Not surprisingly, he received a handful of substantially different but uniformly provocative and creative responses, including three from Kent State University. Burton Caldicott, reference librarian of the College of Charleston, stresses that libraries cannot determine the value in collecting, managing, preserving, and/or cataloging e-resources. What libraries can do is use their best judgment about what information will be the most important to preserve and catalog.
Descriptors: Cataloging, Library Role, Librarian Attitudes, Library Development, Library Research, Documentation, Electronic Journals, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Value Judgment, Standards, Selection Tools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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