Monographic or Serial Works, Files, Databases and Search
We concur with the views of Demas, McDonald and Lawrence that discrete Internet
resources should serve as the units to be identified and described within a
virtual library collection:
"... [T]itle by title selection of high quality
resources is one of the most important values
librarians can add in providing access to information
resources, including those accessible via the Internet.
A careful selection of resources is the touchstone of
the electronic library"(Demas, McDonald and Lawrence,
Samuel Demas, Peter McDonald, and Gregory Lawrence, "The Internet and collection
development: mainstreaming selection of Internet resources," Library resources and technical services
39:275-290 (July 1995).