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By David P. Baker and Wendy Evans (Eds.)

Electronic Library Economics covers key features of the administration and improvement of the electronic library from an monetary standpoint. The paintings is a set of essays via prime overseas experts and gives an summary of present and destiny positions in regards to the economics of electronic library administration and improvement. Key contextual facets are defined, supplying a heritage of the expansion of electronic libraries, with exact connection with monetary concerns, present and attainable destiny monetary versions and costing methodologies and demanding situations, subject matters and concerns within the field.

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Reviewing the literature suggests that these new approaches include: production and ‘print’ on demand using digital reproduction within a defined print run or, put another way: ‘[having] the ability to produce all books economically, regardless of their potential readership numbers’. But at the same time, ‘digital printing processes are in part making it possible for the print media … to remain profitable’ (Cope and Phillips, 2006). What of new formats? The gestation period can be quite a lengthy one, despite the rapid advances and take-up in Internet technologies.

He developed and led the department’s undergraduate degree programmes xliii Digital Library Economics in Publishing, and most of his teaching was delivered to students on these courses. He retired early in 2008 and is now a freelance information consultant. He has authored over 100 publications on information topics, mostly on human and economic aspects of the electronic publication of scholarly journals, which has been his main research interest throughout his career. Bas Savenije (1947) studied philosophy at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, graduating in philosophical logic.

Digital and other media-based resources are those that are at greater risk of loss and that, correspondingly, cost more to preserve, for example if they need to be reformatted. All this costs money. Indeed, the resource requirements could become almost limitless. Decisions may need to be made on what to fund and what not to fund in terms of preservation – what to make accessible in multiple formats against what to make accessible in only one format; cost-benefit analysis will be needed, identifying, perhaps, that something is more popular and/or long-lasting than something else.

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