Management of the Digital Library: New Techniques for a New Technology

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105741
Title:
Management of the Digital Library: New Techniques for a New Technology
Author:
Nicholson, Scott
Citation:
Management of the Digital Library: New Techniques for a New Technology 1995,
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105741
Submitted date:
2005-02-14
Abstract:
The digital library is a user-based library service that seamlessly connects users to the information they need electronically, regardless of source. The new technologies and higher costs cause management new difficulties in five areas: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The purpose of this report is to collect these problems from the literature and offer solutions when possible. The three largest problems facing the manager of digital library services are cost recovery, copyright issues, and training. Mangers must determine a way to recover the constant costs incurred by the technologies used to run the digital library through increased funding or charging users. Until copyright issues are dealt with, no copywritten material can be placed in a digital library. Constant training requires a commitment of money and time, yet is the most important change a manager can make to guarantee the success of the digital library. These issues must not be avoided, and require managers to re-think traditional management strategies. In order to handle these and other problems and successfully manage a digital library, managers require new tools for a new technology.
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries
Local subject classification:
cost recovery; copyright issues; training

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:28Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-02-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationManagement of the Digital Library: New Techniques for a New Technology 1995,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105741-
dc.description.abstractThe digital library is a user-based library service that seamlessly connects users to the information they need electronically, regardless of source. The new technologies and higher costs cause management new difficulties in five areas: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The purpose of this report is to collect these problems from the literature and offer solutions when possible. The three largest problems facing the manager of digital library services are cost recovery, copyright issues, and training. Mangers must determine a way to recover the constant costs incurred by the technologies used to run the digital library through increased funding or charging users. Until copyright issues are dealt with, no copywritten material can be placed in a digital library. Constant training requires a commitment of money and time, yet is the most important change a manager can make to guarantee the success of the digital library. These issues must not be avoided, and require managers to re-think traditional management strategies. In order to handle these and other problems and successfully manage a digital library, managers require new tools for a new technology.en_US
dc.format.mimetypetext/htmlen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subject.othercost recoveryen_US
dc.subject.othercopyright issuesen_US
dc.subject.othertrainingen_US
dc.titleManagement of the Digital Library: New Techniques for a New Technologyen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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