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ERIC Number: ED188583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Current Use of Online Services in U.K. Academic Libraries.
Foster, Allan; Akeroyd, John
This update of a survey taken by the authors in April 1978 on the use of online services in British academic libraries (Online Review; v3 n2 p195-204 1979) concentrates on the following areas: (1) general pattern of use; (2) current arguments for charging users for online services; (3) current academic library practice on charging; (4) specific pricing policies, including partial cost recovery, full cost recovery, token charging, differential charges, loss leader pricing, and free searching; (5) the relationship between charging and the marketing of online services; and (6) staffing structures. The report concludes with a general evaluation of the role of online services in England's academic libraries. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Online Information Meeting (3rd, London, England, December 4-6, 1979).