ERIC Number: ED453837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Managing Electronic Serials: Essays Based on the ALCTS Electronic Serials Institutes 1997-1999. ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services & Collections, No. 9.
Bluh, Pamela M., Ed.
If managed well, electronic journals (e-journals) can be extremely efficient, saving money and space while improving access and speeding information delivery. With the help of the Internet, e-journals can also make library collections more accessible to both users and staff. Covering the process of managing electronic serials from licensing, acquiring, and cataloging to the practical challenges of circulation and ensuring equity of access, the librarians who authored these essays share their experience in: staffing appropriately for fast-changing technology; scrutinizing content of potential acquisitions; negotiating licensing arrangements; avoiding copyright pitfalls; and enhancing value with hypertext links. For serials, collection development, and acquisitions librarians as well as technical services professionals, this book is a reference for delivering the best electronic materials and services to users. Includes an index. (Contains 92 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Information Technology, Internet, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Library Services, Periodicals, Scholarly Journals
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.