E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities

E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities

by Jim Cole, Wayne Jones, David C Fowler
     
 

Fowler (electronic resources, Iowa State University) compiles perspectives on the role that electronic serials play in the overall library collection now and in the future. Library professionals from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia address problems and questions raised by this evolving medium, looking at e-journal publishing issues, troubleshooting, and… See more details below

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Fowler (electronic resources, Iowa State University) compiles perspectives on the role that electronic serials play in the overall library collection now and in the future. Library professionals from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia address problems and questions raised by this evolving medium, looking at e-journal publishing issues, troubleshooting, and accreditation issues, as well as e-reserves and e-books. They discuss the interrelationship between pricing, licensing, and technological aspects, and look at the benefits and pitfalls of using vendors/publishers, third-party providers, and subscription agents for electronic journal services. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
For a brief shining moment, perhaps we all imagined that electronic serials would be the solution to the difficulties of dealing with paper journals: numbering errors, missing issues, claiming, checking in, binding, reshelving, etc. Sadly, in fact, only a few of the old problems seem to have disappeared with the advent of electronic serials, and many new challenges have already begun to plague us: licensing, access, missing content, and more. Electronic serials play an increasingly vital role in library collections, so these challenges will have to be met. Mostly case studies, the chapters in this volume present the experience of librarians who have met and mastered the electronic serials beast. E-reserves and e-books rate a section each. Librarians already dealing with the virtual world of information will recognize many of the difficulties highlighted in these studies. Finding a new solution or two along the way makes the whole thing worth reading. Recommended for academic libraries.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780789017543
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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