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ERIC Number: EJ838933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Focus on Academic and Research Libraries: Librarians Speak Out to Journal Publishers
Kaser, Dick
Computers in Libraries, v29 n5 p34-36 May 2009
What is the economic situation in libraries these days? What are academic and research libraries doing with regard to making the resources in their collections more discoverable? Are they involved in institutional repository (IR) projects? And how do IRs and the availability of open access journals affect library purchasing decisions? Those were just some of the questions posed to a group of librarians in a recent focus group conducted in Washington, D.C., by consultant Rita Scheman for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). Some of the insights shared by the focus group panelists concerns the following: (1) Contingency planning; (2) Going where the users are; (3) Extending digital offerings to ebooks; (4) Digitization and publishing initiatives; and (5) Factors in the buy decision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia