Investigating New E-Resource Content for Purchase/Addition

by Ann Kucera (editor)

A basic framework should be considered with every new purchase or addition to content that is selected for inclusion into the 21st century library. Collection management and development policies do help outline the general aspects for collection purchase. In today’s libraries, many of the standard rules applied to print acquisition are no longer sufficient. This is especially true with the advent of patron driven purchasing models for ebooks. The selection of purchasing models in themselves now play a role in how and why specific content is selected for inclusion with any given collection of library material. Before any e-resources are purchased or selected for addition, here are some basic guidelines to consider when making selections decisions for content.

Section 1 of TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management.

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