Monthly Archive for January, 2014

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

Session 1:  February 24, 2014 – March 21, 2014   This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide […]

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 1: March 3 – March 28, 2014 This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management Collections policies and budgets as part of library […]

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 1: March 3 – April 11, 2014 This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in […]

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Electronic Resources in Academic Context: Return on Investment

In an economy of web and digital scientific information, the value of information is defined by its use. The Elico study of return on investment (ROI) identifies the impact of the usage of electronic journals on the activity of publishing articles by university-affiliated researchers. In particular, it analyzes the impact […]

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E-books surge as devices multiply — but print holds fast

See this NBC News Technology article here.

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Mining for data, the new raw material

Read this Research information contribution here.

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Tensions and consensus characterise OA reality

Read this Research information contribution here.

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