David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)'s A Handbook of Digital Library Economics. Operations, PDF

By David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 1780633181

ISBN-13: 9781780633183

ISBN-10: 1843346206

ISBN-13: 9781843346203

This ebook offers a better half quantity to electronic Library Economics and makes a speciality of the 'how to' of dealing with electronic collections and companies (of every kind) with reference to their financing and monetary administration. The emphasis is on case stories and functional examples drawn from a large choice of contexts. A guide of electronic Library Economics is a pragmatic guide for these concerned - or awaiting 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 industrial and monetary points of electronic developments
  • Will be worthy to practitioners, and tutors and scholars in a large choice of situations

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8 The initial aim was ‘the creation of a model that could help the digital preservation community achieve sustained funding’. The plan was to develop a model of the relationships, roles and responsibilities, costs, benefits and risks inherent in institutional digital preservation and implement this model by selling it to all the stakeholder groups, including senior management, administrative and clerical staff and academic teachers and researchers. ’ The model that ESPIDA has developed can help make business cases for proposals that may not necessarily offer immediate financial benefit to an organisation, but rather bring benefit in more intangible spheres.

Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Bennett, S. (2001) ‘The golden age of libraries’, Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27 (4): 256–9. Bond, T. (2006) ‘Sustaining a digital collection after the grants: the Early Washington Maps Project’, OCLC Systems and Services, 22 (1): 56–66. Brindley, L. (2009) ‘Foreword: Digital library economics: an introduction’ in D. Baker and W. Evans (eds), Digital Library Economics: An Academic Perspective. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Cathro, W. (2009) ‘Digital library economics: international perspectives: the Australian perspective’, in D.

Digital economics: introduction and overview more use of texts now that they can access them from their own offices or homes and do not have to visit the library; more than one user can use the same material at the same time. (Woodward and Rowland, 2009) Case Study 9 summarises and develops this kind of work. In 2004, Pung et al. assessed the British Library’s contribution to the UK national economy using the contingent valuation method (CVM) discussed in more detail in Chapter 3 and Case Study 9.

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