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Saturday, April 22, 2006

E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals. How to use data for managing and evaluating electronic resource collections.

Is your library getting every dollar’s worth out of that expensive database? Should you re-subscribe to that pricey e-journal? Are your indexes serving your users? Collection development and acquisitions librarians are facing tough new questions. Unfortunately for many, these were unanswerable questions until now.

White and Kamal show how to use e-metrics to measure library performance and value in the digital age. With this book, you can learn how to use effectively the electronic data captured from various network activities to manage library collections, budgets, and services. Using e-metrics, the authors identify expensive and underused digital resources, visualise virtual search behaviour patterns and construct new collection development strategies.

Authors: Andrew White and Eric Djiva Kamal

2005. 268p. paperback. 1-85604-555-2

Available at Amazon from $10.00



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