Challenges of Managing Electronics Resources: From Practitioners Perspectives

Manjunatha, Keralapura (2013) Challenges of Managing Electronics Resources: From Practitioners Perspectives. In: Twigging Facets of E-Resources in Libraries. Teresian College/SDMIMD, Mysore, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-93-83302-00-0

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Unlike Print resources, managing electronic resources is complicated and challenging for LIS professionals particularly in academic libraries. Print resources need physical space, manpower and works on single user model. On the other hand, electronic resources[1] need more of virtual space, technology, operational skills, and works in multi-user environment. The present day tech-savvy user community is driving libraries to embrace electronic or electronic resources. The current users are constrained by time and expect the availability of required information through their electronic devices (laptops/mobiles/Iphones/Ipads etc). The current web-based resources have made the information seekers to access them independent of geographical locations. As academic institutions are embracing technology enabled teaching and learning methodologies, libraries cannot remain static and stick to traditional practices. They too need to upgrade themselves in resources acquisitions, processing and their deliveries. The process of upgrading is filled with several challenges and inadequacies. The challenge lies in acquiring quality electronic resources and installing appropriate technology to access those resources remotely by their user community. Lack of management support and budgetary constraints also adds to the woes of serving users with electronic resources. This paper attempts to highlight the challenges in managing electronic resources in academic libraries. Though the discussions are addressed to Academic libraries, the situations and challenges may be true with other type of libraries too. As this paper is based on practices, definitely it makes significant contribution in the field of information service deliveries

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Resources Management; e-Libraries
Subjects: Management Information Systems > Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems
Divisions: General Management and Enterpreneurship
Depositing User: Mr. Muralidhara D
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2018 05:39
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2018 11:30

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