This informative book explores the exciting possibilities available to libraries with increased use of electronic means for serials publications. The reality of the electronic journal raises a multitude of questions that will impact upon journal publishers, suppliers, librarians, and library patrons. Based on a seminar sponsored by Australian Serials Special Interest Group and the Australian Council of Libraries and Information Services, The Electronic Journal outlines the issues, indicates major trends, and sets challenges for libraries and publishers concerning new technologies and serials.
Libraries in Australia and New Zealand have struggled for years with the problems of distance and cost in a print-oriented publishing industry dominated by countries half way across the globe. The Electronic Journal provides practical advice on the need for Australasian libraries to become actively involved in the possibilities of this new technology in order to maximize the benefits for themselves and their clients. Throughout the book, the contributors emphasize the need for improved communication between authors, publishers, information technology specialists, libraries, and users, and propose a standardization of formats and delivery systems to aid easy cooperation between such diverse groups. The chapters stress the need for user-friendly access to information along with education programs that are tailor-made to meet different access requirements.
A wealth of critical issues that serials librarians must face with the advent of the electronic delivery of serials are covered in this essential volume including value-added services, property rights issues, cost considerations, and the developments of standards for information delivery. The Electronic Journal provides practical steps that Australasian libraries can take to insure they will not be left behind the rest of the world in electronic journal technology that will be especially applicable to the unique needs of libraries in Australian and New Zealand.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Serials Librarianship Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of ContentsContents Introduction
- The Electronic Journal: Is the Future With Us?
- The Economics of Scholarly Information: A Dissolving Triangle?
- When the Electronic Journal Comes to the Campus
- Access to Journal Information and the Impact of New Technologies
- The E-Journal: Experiences at the State Library of New South Wales
- The View From the Other Side of the Disc
- Cyberspace Economics
- The Electronic Journal: The Day in Retrospect