E-Serials: Publishers, Libraries, Users, and Standards, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Stay on the cutting edge of the e-serials world with this updated edition!

This new edition of the seminal 1998 volume gives you a comprehensive overview of the world of e-serials in one compact volume! With new contributions and updated chapters from authorities in their respective fields, this book covers publishing, pricing, copyright, acquisitions and collection development, cataloging and metadata, preservation and archiving, projects and innovations, indexing, uniform resource identifiers, and citation.

From editor Wayne Jones: “Most of the articles in the first edition have been retained, but because so much has happened with e-serials in the last three years, the authors have often had to completely restructure their work to reflect the current situation. There are new articles in this book too, exploring in more detail some topics which took up less room on the plate in the first edition—for example, experimentation by e-journal publishers and tracking titles in aggregator packages.”

This essential volume:

  • looks at the cost of building and maintaining an e-serials collection
  • examines the perspectives of e-serials customers, intermediaries, and negotiators
  • presents an updated who, what, why, and when for online serials collection development
  • shows how AACR2 can be applied to electronic journals
  • examines electronic journals indexing
  • provides several case studies, including D-Lib Magazine and ScienceDirect
  • includes extensive bibliographies and suggestions for additional reading
  • and much, much more!
E-Serials: Publishers, Libraries, Users, and Standards, Second Edition is an essential volume for everyone interested in the nuts and bolts of today’s e-serials!

Incl. revisioning acquisitions; applying AACR2; preservation etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the preface, Jones (senior editor, The Serials Librarian) states that the purpose of this collection of 18 articles is "to provide a broad view of e-serials from various perspectives-the publisher, the librarian, the user-in a fairly compact volume." The book generally achieves this purpose, with some room for improvement. The meat lies in sections entitled "Pricing, Acquisitions and Collection Development," "Cataloging and Metadata," and "Preservation and Archiving." Taken together, these sections provide an excellent primer for new serials and electronic resources librarians who need to get up to speed quickly on these critical aspects of e-journal management. The other sections, "Publishing, Projects and Innovations," "Indexing, Uniform Resource Identifiers," and "Citation," are a mixed bag. Some chapters are both interesting and useful, including pieces on interactive peer review and indexing electronic serials. Others are a disappointment, including one on Serials Solutions that reads like a vendor's marketing brochure. A less-biased piece on third-party electronic journal management services would have been more appropriate. The first edition (1998) was not seen. Recommended for professional collections.-Janet A. Crum, Oregon Health & Science Univ. Lib., Portland Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface
D-Lib Magazine: Publishing as the Honest Broker 1
Scandinavian University Press's Role as a Publisher in the Digital Future 21
Electronic Journals and Their Roles on the Internet 45
Online Journal Pricing 55
On Beyond Copyright 71
Beyond Print: Revisioning Serials Acquisitions for the Digital Age 83
Collection Development for Online Serials: Who Needs to Do What, and Why, and When 107
Serials Published on the World Wide Web: Cataloging Problems and Decisions 123
A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Applying AACR2 to Electronic Journals 147
A Meditation on Metadata 167
Metadata Conversion and the Library OPAC 179
Online Serials: Preservation Issues 199
Electronic Scholarly Publishing Initiatives at Industry Canada 223
Seamless and Integrated Access to the World of Electronic Journals 233
Journals in Transition: From Paper to Electronic Access: The Decomate Project 243
A Learning Experience: The CIC Electronic Journals Collection Project 271
Coordination and Collaboration: A Model for Electronic Resources Management 279
ScienceDirect 287
Evolving an Integrated Electronic Journals Solution: OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online 299
Indexing Electronic Journals 319
Uniform Resource Identifiers and Online Serials 325
Citing Serials: Online Serial Publications and Citation Systems 343
Index 357
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