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Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries
Author(s)/Editor(s): Nihar K. Patra (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management, India), Bharat Kumar (Management Development Institute, India) and Ashis K. Pani (XLRI, Jamshedpur, India)
Copyright: ©2014
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4761-9
ISBN13: 9781466647619
ISBN10: 1466647612
EISBN13: 9781466647626


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As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the various issues that are essential in understanding the management of e-resources.

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries provides relevant theoretical and practical details from an international perspective on the current e-resources landscape. Through a detailed discussion of the specific aspects of e-resources management, this book is a useful source for library science faculty and students, academic librarians, research scholars, and IT professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the theoretical details, history, selection, acquisition, fair use and management of e-resources.

Reviews and Testimonials

Recommended. It should be noticed that this book mainly focuses on Electronic Resources Management (ERM) as a driver of change. One of the most valuable features of this title is the multiple works from various parts of the world. This diversity helps professionals understand the nature of such ERM phenomena as change, innovation, and library management.

– Eduardo da Silva Alentejo, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

“Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries” is highly recommended and serves best for librarians and information professionals on managing digital resources; not only academic librarians but librarians of all types, as well as educators, researchers, and students in the field. They will also find the book useful for discussion on the proposed optimum solutions in electronic resource management and possible research areas in the subject from this book. In addition, challenges in electronic resource management that the libraries and their information managers are facing are elaborated in various parts of the book, helping library managers to cope with changes occurring in their profession.

– Chutima Sacchanand and Thitima Srivatanakul of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Thailand

Part of the Advances in Library and Information book series, this work offers theoretical frameworks and empirical research to help those working in or studying the field of electronic resources. Not intended for the novice, the chapters are presented as a single section, although a detailed table of contents will guide the reader to desired chapters, while the index will help the user to find specific areas of need in any type of library.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

Author's/Editor's Biography

Nihar Patra (Ed.)
Nihar Patra has more than 13 years of experience in the Library profession, with substantial experience using latest IT infrastructure in the library including building up a Digital Library, web-based information services, library portal development and implementation of RFID. He has completed his MPhil in Library and Information Science and pursuing Ph.D. Mr. Patra is presently working with National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Government of India as Deputy Librarian (In-charge of Knowledge Centre). He has 19 research publications in refereed national / international journals, conferences and edited books. He is a Consultant for Digital Library, Library Portal Development and Library Automation. Mr. Patra has been honored with the Best DLISSUian award for the year 2010 bestowed by Alumni Association, Department of Library & Information Science, Sambalpur University, Odisha.

Bharat Kumar (Ed.)
Bharat Kumar is an Assistant Librarian at Management Development Institute, an AMBA accredited top ranked b-school of India. He holds a Master of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application. He has served in a number of institutes / universities in different capacities. He is a reviewer of a learned journal of national repute and developed on-line course on Information Retrieval for SAARC Documentation Centre. He has attended a number of training programs, conferences at national and international level. He has authored number of articles in journals, books and also presented papers in national and international conferences.

Ashis Pani (Ed.)
Ashis K. Pani, is an Associate Dean of VIL Programmes and Chairperson the Center for e-Business. Presently working as Professor, Information Systems Area, XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has over 15 years of teaching, research, consulting and administrative experience. He has received IBM best faculty award 2008. Also received best paper award in International Academy of E-Business in 2009. His research and teaching focus on how organizations can effectively use information technology (IT) in general and the Internet in particular. He is member of IEEE and life member Computer Society of India.


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