1st Edition

E-Serials Collection Management
Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities

ISBN 9780789017543
Published December 1, 2003 by CRC Press
300 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

Learn how information professionals are addressing the electronic resource issues being faced in their own libraries and around the world!

This informative volume gives you an up-close look at the increasingly important role that electronic serials play in the overall library collection, today and in the future. It addresses many of the themes, problems, and questions raised by this fast-evolving medium, including e-journal publishing issues, troubleshooting, and accreditation issues, as well as e-reserves, e-books, and more. In E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities, library professionals from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia discuss these issues, the problems they have faced, and the solutions they have developed for them.

From the editor: “It is my belief that e-serials will continue to emerge as the key players in the library world, as the physical library gradually and inexorably gives way to the virtual library. As e-journals insinuate themselves throughout the infrastructures of libraries and expand their reach globally, the issues addressed in this book are becoming of concern to all librarians, not just the electronic resources and information technology specialists. Librarians all over the world are struggling with how to manage electronic serials and the issues associated with them. In this book, readers will see how library professionals just like themselves deal with electronic journals, their transitions, trends, and technicalities.”

With helpful graphs, figures, and charts making the information in the book easily accessible and understandable, E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities will increase your understanding of:

  • the interrelationship between pricing, licensing, technological aspects, and proximity to publishers and libraries—from the point of view of a leading global subscription agent
  • the benefits and pitfalls of using vendors/publishers, third-party providers, and subscription agents for electronic journal services
  • how information professionals are currently developing and cataloging online materials—with a survey of 70 libraries!
  • the IP ranges vs. passwords conundrum
  • the advantages of joining a consortium to make journals available to users at a lower cost to your library
  • how to determine the amount of usage your electronic products are getting
  • claiming and troubleshooting e-journals—with a fascinating case study from UCLA's biomedical library
  • how to efficiently handle electronic articles destined for a reserve collection
  • how to select an e-book model that will satisfy your users and your staff
  • open-access systems and software—and what they mean to your institution
  • regional accreditation for e-serials
  • using a database-driven approach to manage e-resources
  • and more!

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Current Trends in Electronic Journal Publishing: An Agent’s Unique Insight into Pricing, Licensing, and Technological Aspects Based on Proximity to Publishers and Libraries
  • Introduction
  • Management Challenges Facing Libraries
  • The Requirement of a License
  • Pricing Models
  • Access Technologies
  • Alternative Publishing
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. To Use or Not to Use: The Benefits and Challenges of Using a Subscription Agent for Electronic Journals
  • The Benefits of Using a Subscription Agent
  • The Benefits of Using a Vendor/Publisher
  • The Benefits of Using a Third-Party Provider
  • The Challenges of Working with Subscription Agents
  • The Challenges of Working with Vendors/Publishers
  • The Challenges of Working with Third-Party Providers
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Collection Development and Cataloging of Online Materials: What Libraries Are Doing Now
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results and Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Chapter 4. IP Ranges versus Passwords: The Pros, the Cons, and What’s in Between
  • Passwords
  • IP Access
  • IP and Password!
  • Password Advantages
  • Access Through Aggregators
  • Librarians Make a Difference
  • Future of Password and IP Access
  • Chapter 5. Consortia and Electronic Journals: An Overview
  • The Impetus to Cooperate
  • History of Cooperation and Consortia
  • Description of a Consortium: OhioLINK
  • Support for Consortia
  • Consortia: What Works
  • Consortia: E-Journal Problems
  • The Future of Consortial Arrangements
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. Usage Data: Issues and Challenges for Electronic Resource Collection Management
  • Introduction
  • Guidelines, Standards, and Initiatives Relating to Usage Data
  • Communication Between Libraries and Vendors
  • Can Libraries Collect Their Own Usage Data?
  • Key Use Measures for Vendor Statistics
  • Pitfalls of Usage Data
  • Putting the Data to Work: Using Usage Data in Academic Libraries
  • Collection and Dissemination of Usage Data
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Case Study in Claiming/Troubleshooting E-Journals: UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
  • Background
  • University of California System
  • UCLA’s Library E-Resources Management
  • Organizational Structure for E-Resources Claiming/Troubleshooting
  • Categories of Troubleshooting Issues and Solutions
  • Using the Troubleshooting Screen
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Electronic Reserve: A Future in Transition?
  • Introduction
  • Digitization at Deakin University
  • Copyright
  • General Comments
  • Aggregators
  • Changes in the Conception of a “Reserve” Collection
  • The Future?
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9. E-Books After the Fall: A New Model
  • Definition
  • Background
  • The Future
  • The New Model
  • Libraries
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 10. Open Access and Retrieval: Liberating the Scholarly Literature
  • Budapest Open Access Initiative
  • New Generation Journals
  • Self-Archiving
  • EPrints
  • Open Archives Initiative
  • Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Self-Archiving
  • “The Future of Ideas”
  • Chapter 11. E-Serials and Regional Accreditation
  • Regional Accreditation’s Perspective on E-Serials
  • Southern Region
  • Western Region
  • Northwest Region
  • New England Region
  • Middle States Region
  • North Central Region
  • How Some Libraries Interpreted and Responded to Standards
  • Unresolved Issues Relating to E-Serials and Accreditation
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. Managing E-Resources: A Database Driven Approach
  • Introduction
  • LORA Public Interface
  • LORA Staff Interface
  • Implementation
  • Looking Ahead: Planned Additions
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 13. Developing a Database for E-Journals That Improves Both Access and Management
  • Introduction and History
  • Cataloging Woes
  • The E-Journals Database
  • Conclusion
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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