ERIC Number: ED388321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Electronic Journals in ARL Libraries: Issues and Trends. SPEC Kit 202 and Flyer 202.
Parang, Elizabeth, Comp.; Saunders, Laverna, Comp.
The possibility of producing journal articles in electronic form is creating a revolution in scholarly communication. A number of research libraries are investigating or offering local and remote access to electronic journals. Because Internet access to a journal may not be available at the time of need, a prime collection development issue is the identification of titles that warrant local acquisition and archival retention. As the number of journals increases, copyright and licensing agreements may limit the open access now possible. Systems designed for storage and patron access to local and remote storage are among the challenges related to access and cost that research libraries will have to face. A survey was sent to 119 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to explore their policies and procedures with respect to electronic journals. Along with survey responses, the ARL received task force reports related to electronic journals from: (1) the University of Alberta (Canada); (2) the University of California-Berkeley; (3) Cornell University (New York); (4) the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; (5) the University of Tenenssee-Knoxville; (6) Northwestern University (Illinois); and (7) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A list of 78 selected readings is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Copyrights, Electronic Journals, Full Text Databases, Guides, Higher Education, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Networks, Library Services, Pamphlets, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication, Surveys, Trend Analysis
ARL Publications Department, Association of Research Libraries, Suite 800, 21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.