Building an electronic resource collection is a daunting task, but with its comprehensive coverage and systematic approach, the second edition of this book makes it a whole lot easier! FREEPINT I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who works in collection development whether digital or print. LIBRARY REVIEW This updated second edition remains one of the best, if not the best, guide of its type. PROGRAM This practical book guides you step-by-step through building and managing an electronic resource collection. It outlines the range of electronic products currently available in abstracting and indexing, bibliographic, and other services and then describes how to effectively select, evaluate and purchase them. Electronic resources are a fast moving area so the new edition of this invaluable guide has been brought completely up to date; emerging new areas such as Virtual Learning Environments and reading/resource list software are considered, and the helpful bibliography of sources is expanded. Issues covered include: • what is on offer? The electronic resources landscape • e-books and e-journals • what to buy? Assessing and acquiring the electronic resource • delivering the electronic resource. This is an essential book for the professional or student new to e-collection development, as well for the experienced practitioner.