ERIC Number: EJ1046751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Examining the Possibility of an E-Resource Collection Maximal Mass: Looking beyond the Critical Mass of E-Journals
Lamothe, Alain R.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v26 n4 p235-249 2014
This article investigates the possibility that e-journal collections can reach a maximum size that satisfies long-term patron needs without further significant expansion. The study included collection and usage data taken from 2000 to 2013. In terms of the e-journal collection, the occurrence of a maximal mass appears to be very real. The e-journal collection has well-defined critical and maximal masses. The maximal mass of e-journals stands at approximately 25,000 unique titles.
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Library Materials, Library Services, Statistical Analysis, Use Studies, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada