In the early years of 2000, academic libraries used to transfer nearly 16% of their purchase budget to electronic resources which have been begun to be used commonly from the middle of the 1990’s whereas today it is clear that they transfer more than 90% of their budget. The selection and evaluation process of electronic resources have become much more important either due to the increasing budget spared for electronic resources or because of the tightening budgets of the libraries. In the light of the facts mentioned above, within the scope of the study, the issues to be taken into consideration throughout subscription process of the electronic resources, which has begun to gain speed since the beginning of 2000’s in our country, are specified. Within this framework, as well as focusing particularly on access models for the electronic resources, issues to be paid attention such as scope, content, functionality, cost, publisher support, licensing and technical requirements are also addressed. Primary requirements and approaches regarding the evaluation process are specified, as well.
Electronic publishing, electronic resources, selection of the e-resources, evaluation of the e-resources
|Journal Section||Review/Survey Papers|
|Publication Date||November 30, 2019|
|Published in Issue||Year 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1|