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ERIC Number: ED403890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Journals Online News: Dispersing Collection Management Information on the World Wide Web.
Langley, Anne; And Others
Journals Online News (JON) is a World Wide Web site created and maintained by the Collection Development Team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) Libraries in order to speak with the UTK community about journals-related issues. Its primary function at present is to provide UTK faculty and other interested parties with the latest information about the ongoing journals review and cancellation project, and to serve as a conduit for transmitting the faculty's concerns about that process to the appropriate library staff. The process of creating JON began with hiring a student assistant as a website creator and administrator. JON went online in the summer of 1995, but as the deadline for submission of titles approached, University administrators ended the review; the Chancellor had received a letter from a faculty member pleading that UTK not become a "University of Mediocrity." The University managed to produce $250 in one-time money to supplement the journals fund and the shortfall of nearly $400,000 was covered with endowed funds. A one-year evaluation cycle was launched to identify less-needed titles. To accommodate faculty who are computer-shy or have no network connection, one copy of all the lists was printed after day after each update, and placed in a binder in the reserve room. To keep JON readable and user-friendly through either browser or interface, graphics were kept to a minimum. Each page of JON provides an e-mail link so that faculty can send comments about lower-priority titles, which are also active hypertext links with detailed information about the journal in question. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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