By David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)
This booklet offers a spouse quantity to electronic Library Economics and specializes in the 'how to' of dealing with electronic collections and companies (of all kinds) with reference to their financing and fiscal administration. The emphasis is on case experiences and functional examples drawn from a large choice of contexts. A guide of electronic Library Economics is a pragmatic handbook for these concerned - or anticipating to be concerned - within the improvement and administration of electronic libraries.
- Provides useful method of the subject
- Focuses at the demanding situations linked to the commercial and monetary features of electronic developments
- Will be important to practitioners, and tutors and scholars in a wide selection of situations
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Additional info for A Handbook of Digital Library Economics. Operations, Collections and Services
P. (2009) ‘A history of digital library economics’, in D. Baker and W. Evans (eds), Digital Library Economics: An Academic Perspective. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Castelli, D. (2006) ‘Digital libraries of the future – and the role of libraries’, Library Hi Tech, 24 (4): 496–503. Cathro, W. (2009) ‘Digital library economics: international perspectives: the Australian perspective’, in D. Baker and W. Evans (eds), Digital Library Economics: An Academic Perspective. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Chowdhury, G.
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A Handbook of Digital Library Economics. Operations, Collections and Services by David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)