ERIC Number: ED367324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Evaluation of Directory Entries for Electronic Journals and Newsletters.
Teleha, John C.
The goal of the research is to study directory entries for selected electronic journals and newsletters. Directory entries for the first directory of electronic journals and newsletters are analyzed from the user's point-of-view. Completeness of the directory entries, the accuracy of the information they contain, and the accessibility of the entries through an index are three major aspects discussed. Demographics of the current electronic serial industry, scholarly consideration of electronic serials, and a comparison of this directory to directories of print journals and newsletters are also addressed. Case study and survey methodologies are employed. The most significant findings of this research include the internationality of the electronic serial industry; difficulties associated with trying to tame the electronic environment to allow access to electronic serials; problems with trying to locate back issues of electronic serials; the poor quality of the index; and the seriousness with which the scholarly community is beginning to recognize the electronic serial. Suggestions for improving the directory and for future research are presented. The evaluation instrument is appended. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/TMK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.