By Hanson A., Levin B.L.
The association, functioning, and the function of libraries in collage groups proceed to alter dramatically. whereas educational examine libraries proceed to obtain details, set up it, make it to be had, and defend it, the severe matters for his or her administration groups within the twenty-first century are to formulate a transparent challenge and function for his or her library, really as libraries transition to satisfy the recent details wishes in their college elements. construction a digital Library addresses those matters by way of supplying perception into the present adjustments and advancements in the zone of library technological know-how.
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LAN d. campus network e. restricted dial-up* f. open dial-up* C. Locally produced databases: 1. How do you provide access to these resources? (check all that apply) a. single use on-site workstation b. multiple users - on-site c. campus network d. restricted dial-up* e. open dial-up* 2. Briefly describe the content of the locally produced databases: D. Full-text databases: 1. Do you provide access to full-text databases? 2. If full-text is provided, is it text only? 3. Text and image? 4. Text, image and multi-media?
Ideally, the online version will have all the content of the print as well as added features and content unique to the electronic environment. The evaluation should note diminished content as well as any value-added features. Because publishers of aggregator databases lease content, databases often lose access to a specific title after purchase. If the vendor states that all articles are included, the evaluator must ask if editorials, letters, and reviews are included as well. Another common problem is content overlap.
Finally, the selection team should obtain basic information on the hardware and software needed to access the resources and existing technology within the library. For example, the cost of new technology must be considered in the development of the budget for electronic resources. Establishing the Types of Resources Needed The selection team needs to determine the types of resources it will consider. A frequent issue involves the replacement of print indexing and abstracting materials 24 Pettijohn & Neville with online versions.