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ERIC Number: EJ875936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
The Costs of Providing Electronic Journal Access and Printed Copies of Journals to University Users
Cooper, Michael D.
Library Quarterly, v76 n3 p323-351 Jul 2006
Six models are developed to analyze the cost options the University of California faces in providing access to academic journals. The driving force in this analysis is a movement by publishers to deliver the content of their journals via the Internet. The models assume electronic access will always be provided. Researchers like this capability because it provides speed and convenience, but they also recognize the importance of printed copies. The question is how the university should manage the print archive. In the cost models, a number of alternatives are presented. These include the status quo, where libraries continue to receive, process, bind, and store journals on their shelves, and variations such as storing material at library storage facilities, forgoing binding completely, storing journals in pamphlet boxes, keeping materials on display shelves for a limited time and then discarding them, and sending materials directly from the publisher to a library storage facility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California