ERIC Number: ED409904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Libraries: Issues and Innovations in Electronic Scholarly Publishing. Transforming Libraries Series. SPEC Kit 223.
Soete, George J.
This issue covers the broad topic of electronic scholarly publication. Some 25 professionals in 20 libraries, consortia, and publishing enterprises were interviewed for this issue. A section on issues and trends for managers discusses the proliferation of roles and models; assembling the critical mass; licensing, copyright and interlibrary loan; partnerships; acquisition modes; collection management; archiving; publishing through digitization; training; publicizing and interfacing; evaluation; multimedia; staffing issues; and costs and cost models. Innovations at selected academic libraries are described. Topics include an overhaul of a university's consortial collections program as a result of access to electronic resources; electronic partnerships; maintaining electronic resources; digitizing locally-owned materials; the development of a client-centered library service model; license management and collaboration; an expenditure strategy; alternative free distribution model for journals; promotion of electronic resources; digitizing archival photographs; an examination of costs; providing access to fee-based electronic scholarly journals; addressing future storage problems; linking an electronic version of a guide to theory and criticism to scholarly journals; mounting electronic journals to libraries. Contact names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are provided for each institution profiled. A future outlook for electronic scholarly publication concludes this issue. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Scholarly Journals, Universities
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 21 Dupont Circle N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($28).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.