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By David P. Baker, Wendy Evans

This e-book presents a better half quantity to electronic Library Economics and makes a speciality of the 'how to' of handling electronic collections and providers (of every kind) in regards to their financing and monetary 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 realistic guide for these concerned - or awaiting to be concerned - within the improvement and administration of electronic libraries.

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  • Focuses at the demanding situations linked to the industrial and fiscal points of electronic developments
  • Will be priceless to practitioners, and tutors and scholars in a large choice of situations

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It has made a major step forward in understanding the long-term costs because it aimed at a comprehensive analysis of activities related to the management of content from selection, through licensing and acquisition to ingest, metadata creation, adding links, access, user support, storage costs and preservation. The project developed at least the basis for a robust methodology to model the digital lifecycle and to calculate the costs of preserving digital information for the next five, ten or 100 years.

She is the recipient of over 20 significant awards in science, technology, teaching and the advancement of women in these fields. Arjan Hogenaar has studied biology and was a researcher in the embryology of the pea before getting involved in the world of libraries and documentary information (in 1982). In the first years of his career he was active as a biomedical collection developer and information broker for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Later on, his scope broadened into the social sciences and into content management for information portals.

David Baker and Wendy Evans have performed a very valuable service in producing the useful Handbook of Digital Library Economics. I would recommend this book to anyone who works in a library and to anyone who is interested in taking advantage of the new opportunities that digital libraries present. The first chapter of the book provides a very accessible overview and the remaining chapters contain 14 contemporary case studies which cover the full gamut of digital library developments. This book is also, of course, important to people with jobs like mine who have to prioritise the allocation of resources in colleges and universities.

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