Advantages or benefits of e-resource

Benefits or advantages of e-resources:
The reasons for actually embarking on the purchasing of
electronic resources are generally accepted because of the ease of usability,
readability, affordability and accessibility. The following are the advantages
of e-resources over the print media:

  • a. Multi access: A networked product can provide multi access
    at multiple points in time (24 hours a day. 7 days a week) and to multiple simultaneous
  • b. Speed: An electronic resource is lot quicker to browse or
    search, to extract information from, and to integrate that information into
    other material and to cross-search or reference between different publications.
  • c. Functionality: E-resource will allow the user to approach
    the publications to analyze its content in new ways by click of the mouse on
    screen mood.
  • d. Content: the e-resources can contain a vast amount of
    information, but more importantly the material can consist of mixed media i.e.
    images, video, audio, animation which could not be replaced in print.

Apart from the above some other advantages of e-resources
may include: international reach, unlimited capabilities, reduced cost,
convenience, search-ability and linking.

Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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