Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a companion volume to Digital Library Economics and focuses on the financing and financial management of digital collections and services (of all types). The emphasis is on case studies and practical examples drawn from a wide variety of contexts. A Handbook of Digital Library Economics is a practical manual for those involved - or expecting to be involved - in the development and management of digital libraries.
Emphasizing case studies and examples from a wide variety ofcontexts, Baker and Evans aim to fill a gap--over the last 10 years little has been published on the economic and financial management ofdigital libraries--by providing a "manual" for all involved in the development and management of digital libraries. Based on theory andresearch, they take a practical approach focusing on key challenges associated with the economic and financial aspects of digitaldevelopments, concentrating on the "how to." There are four chapters: digital economics; sustainability; models and tools; the universal library.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Professor David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with sixteen monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences, led workshops and seminars. He is Vice-Chair of the UKs Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects.
Wendy Evans is Head of the Library and Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer at the University of St. Mark and St. John, UK.
Table of Contents
Digital economics: Introduction and "overview"; Assigning cost and value in the digital library; Economic models; Business plans; Funding; Pricing; Resource allocation; Sustainability; Cost-effective decision making; Responding to future developments