ElectronicResources

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Definitions

Announcing - making users aware of the availability of, location of, content of, usefulness of, and how to use an electronic resource (usually recently acquired).

Acqiring - purchasing and/or providing access to materials to be added to the Library's collection, including free resources.

Electronic Book - a digital version of a traditional print book designed to be read on a personal computer or an e-book reader.

Electronic Journal - a digital version of a print journal, or a journal-like electronic publication with no print counterpart, made available via the Web, e-mail, or other means of Internet access.

Electronic Resource - materials that require computer mediation in order to access their content and make it useful.

Evaluating - regularly reviewing the continued usefulness of each electronic resource.

Licensing - controlling the use of a resouce by negotiating a formal written contract between a library and a vendor for the lease of one or more proprietary (copyrighted) bibliographic resources, usually for a fixed period of time and usually in exchange for payment of an annual subscription fee or per-search charge.

Maintaining - keeping library electronic resources operable and the information contained within them accurate.

Newsletter - A serial publication consisting of no more than a few pages, devoted to news, announcements, and current information of interest primarily to a specialized group of subscribers or members of an association or organization who receive it as part of their membership available in print and/or online. Most periodical indexes and bibliographic databases do not cover newsletter content.

Organizing - the arrangement of resources in order to provide the most effective access to them.

Selecting - Determining which materials should be added to the library collection in order to develop a balanced collection of materials to meet the information needs of university faculty, staff and students while keeping in accordance to the library’s mission statement and the General Collection Development Policy.

ElectronicResources

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