1st Edition

E-Serials Publishers, Libraries, Users, and Standards, Second Edition

By Jim Cole, Wayne Jones Copyright 2003
    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    Stay on the cutting edge of the e-serials world with this updated edition!

    This new edition of the seminal 1998 volume gives you a comprehensive overview of the world of e-serials in one compact volume! With new contributions and updated chapters from authorities in their respective fields, this book covers publishing, pricing, copyright, acquisitions and collection development, cataloging and metadata, preservation and archiving, projects and innovations, indexing, uniform resource identifiers, and citation.

    From editor Wayne Jones: “Most of the articles in the first edition have been retained, but because so much has happened with e-serials in the last three years, the authors have often had to completely restructure their work to reflect the current situation. There are new articles in this book too, exploring in more detail some topics which took up less room on the plate in the first edition--for example, experimentation by e-journal publishers and tracking titles in aggregator packages.”

    This essential volume:

    • looks at the cost of building and maintaining an e-serials collection
    • examines the perspectives of e-serials customers, intermediaries, and negotiators
    • presents an updated who, what, why, and when for online serials collection development
    • shows how AACR2 can be applied to electronic journals
    • examines electronic journals indexing
    • provides several case studies, including D-Lib Magazine and ScienceDirect
    • includes extensive bibliographies and suggestions for additional reading
    • and much, much more!
    E-Serials: Publishers, Libraries, Users, and Standards, Second Edition is an essential volume for everyone interested in the nuts and bolts of today’s e-serials!

    • About the Editor
    • Contributors
    • Preface
    • Publishing
    • Chapter 1. D-Lib Magazine: Incremental Evolution of an Electronic Magazine
    • Introduction
    • Digital Library Research
    • D-Lib Magazine's Mission
    • Design and Style
    • Persistent Identifiers
    • Metadata
    • Editing
    • Chapter 2. ScienceDirect
    • A Brief History
    • What Is ScienceDirect?
    • Access Terms
    • Back Files, Archiving, and Access After Cancellation
    • ScienceDirect As a Publishing Environment
    • Future Relationship of SDOS and ScienceDirect
    • Future Technical Development of ScienceDirect
    • In Summary
    • Pricing
    • Chapter 3. Electronic Serials Costs: Sales and Acquisitions Practices in Transition
    • Cost of Electronic versus Print Publishing
    • Purchasing Individual Electronic Serial Titles
    • Search Interface Providers
    • “Bundling” or Packaging of Electronic Serials
    • Consortia: Buying in Bulk
    • Cost of Archiving
    • Possible Scholarly Publishing Alternatives
    • The Future of Electronic Serials Pricing
    • Acquisitions and Collection Development
    • Chapter 4. An Eclipse of the Sun: Acquisitions in the Digital Era
    • Introduction
    • The Digital Resource Purchase Process
    • Staffing
    • Quality Control in the Digital World
    • Licensing
    • Growing Pains: The Negotiation Process
    • Managing Licenses and Resources in Relation to License Terms
    • The Role of the Traditional Serials Vendor
    • Archiving
    • Relationship of Serials Acquisitions to Cataloging
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 5. Perspectives on the Library As E-Journal Customer, Intermediary, and Negotiator in a Time of Chaos
    • Introduction
    • Toward Systemic Thinking and Outcomes Orientation
    • Toward Active Negotiating Strategies
    • Optimizing versus Maximizing
    • Analyzing Impacts
    • Outcomes and Accountability
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 6. Collection Development for Online Serials Redux: Now Who Needs to Do What, and Why, and When
    • Introduction
    • Who Needs to Be Involved in Getting Electronic Products Up and Running?
    • Setting Up Your Guidelines
    • Draft Guidelines for Selecting, Processing, and Accessing Electronic Resources
    • Conclusion
    • Appendix—Synopsis of Kenneth Crews' “Licensing for Information Resources: Creative Contracts and the Library Mission”
    • Chapter 7. Coordination and Collaboration: A Model for Electronic Resources Management
    • Introduction
    • The Impact of Electronic Resources
    • Organizational Challenges
    • The Collaborative Electronic Resources Coordination Approach
    • Conclusion
    • Cataloging and Metadata
    • Chapter 8. A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Applying AACR2 to Electronic Journals
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Problems of Bibliographic Description
    • Summary
    • Chapter 9. Electronic Serials: Searching for a Chief Source of Information
    • AARC2 Revisions
    • A Look at CONSER Documentation
    • Searching for an Alternative
    • Advantages of Adopting the Opening Page As the Chief Source
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 10. A Meditation on Metadata
    • Introduction
    • Metadata As Something Old
    • Metadata As Something New
    • Metadata As Something Borrowed
    • Metadata As Something We Do
    • Conclusion
    • Preservation and Archiving
    • Chapter 11. Digital Preservation and Long-Term Access to the Content of Electronic Serials
    • Introduction
    • The Electronic Serial Landscape
    • The Functions of Serials
    • Electronic Serials
    • Self-Archiving Initiatives
    • Distribution Methods and Formats in Use
    • E-Serials and Digital Preservation
    • Conclusion
    • Projects and Innovations
    • Chapter 12. Interactive Peer Review in the Journal of Interactive Media in Education: Processes, Tools, and Techniques for Managing Persistent Discourse
    • Introduction
    • Discourse and Persistence
    • Journal of Interactive Media in Education
    • Discussion
    • Looking to th


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