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ERIC Number: EJ873092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3576
PDA Serials: Practical and Policy Issues for Librarians
Good, Stephen
Acquisitions Librarian, v19 n1-2 p145-160 2007
Personal Digital Assistant serials are not just a subset of electronic serials from an acquisitions/collection development point of view because of their total dependence on patron-owned technology. Even if viewed as a "free" resource there are issues of expense and effort involved in gathering, classifying, and providing access and awareness of what the library has. PDA serials make sense if there is an institutional mandate, a desire for the library to be "cutting edge," or a group of people willing to champion the concept. Otherwise, a library should feel confident waiting until the technology becomes more stable, standardized, and ubiquitous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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