ERIC Number: EJ873081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Going E-Only: A Feasible Option in the Current UK Journals Marketplace?
Acquisitions Librarian, v19 n1-2 p63-74 2007
Provides a case study of the acquisitions processes that were necessary when Cardiff University's School of Engineering made a decision to subscribe to electronic-only versions of journals where such subscriptions were less expensive than the print equivalent. In doing so, addresses issues of electronic subscriptions management in UK academic institutions such as national initiatives, subscription models, and the impact of tax regulations. Also describes some new developments in the scholarly communication marketplace. Concludes that the current ejournal marketplace is not conducive to moving to electronic-only journal subscriptions as a cost-saving measure, but new developments may in the near future fundamentally alter the journals marketplace.
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Information Management, Library Administration, Library Policy, Organizational Change, Selection, Policy Analysis, Performance Factors, Online Vendors, Case Studies, Library Materials, Library Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom