Serials Management in the Electronic Eraby Jim Cole, James W Williams
Serials Management in the Electronic Era assesses progress and technical changes in the field of serials management and anticipates future directions and challenges for librarians. As serials and reference librarians, you will see why you need to shift your work focus from collecting information to providing information to the user in the most appropriate formats… See more details below
Serials Management in the Electronic Era assesses progress and technical changes in the field of serials management and anticipates future directions and challenges for librarians. As serials and reference librarians, you will see why you need to shift your work focus from collecting information to providing information to the user in the most appropriate formats possible. You will also learn that the quickest, most efficient way to incorporate provision and content into your existing programs is to use already-established practices that can be refined and adapted to work with new formats.
By reading Serials Management in the Electronic Era, you will grasp the importance of offering agency services that locate information sources, of providing order and payment consolidation, of accessing provision and resource management, and of meeting the challenges of providing users with coordinated, cost-effective access to quality information about serials and articles. The book explores the collaboration between commercial publishers, scholarly societies, platform providers, and libraries to provide scholarly serials and articles found on the Internet and other networks, electronic versions of materials previously only issued in print, and new products entirely in electronic form. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the future roles you will play as an information provider.
Editors Jim Cole and James Williams bring together an impressive group of scholars who discuss critical developments in the field. You will benefit from their thorough discussions of:
- network-accessed scholarly serials
- subscription of information agency services in the electronic era
- starting a journal on the World Wide Web
- the BUBL Information Service
- using the CD-Rom version of the Science Citation Index to generate local citation analysis reports
- the Council on Library Resources at the SUNY university center libraries
- a networked serials control system developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The fast pace of information technology and telecommunications and increased economic pressures are forcing those who work in technical services to play central roles in organizing the World Wide Web and in developing EDI technologies. Serials Management in the Electronic Era is an important guidebook that prepares you for the responsibilities of selecting, acquiring, organizing, and making information available in this increasingly demanding environment.
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