This book, first published in 1999, reveals emerging trends in selecting, acquiring, and accessing electronic journals. This book stresses the need for librarians to understand copyright and contract laws, the complexity of the Internet business environment, and the need for constant training in order to take full advantage of electronic information. It offers proven methods, collection development procedures, and problem-solving techniques that keep up with the changes in collection librarianship and help librarians provide patrons with advanced and easy-to-use resources.
1. Periodical Acquisitions and the Internet: An Introduction Nancy Slight-Gibney 2. Acquiring Electronic Journals Kathryn D. Ellis 3. Heads Up: Confronting the Selection and Access Issues of Electronic Journals Faye A. Chadwell and Sara Brownmiller 4. Acquisition of Electronic Access to Information: More Money, More Records, More Time Marjorie G. Wilhite 5. Information Resources Development for Electronic Publications: An Academic Model Patricia Promis and Atifa Rawan 6. Government Serials on the Internet: Challenges and Opportunities Ted D. Smith 7. A Survey of Standards for Identifying Serial Items on the Internet Jennifer L. Marill 8. The Internet: An Essential Tool for Law Library Serials Acquisitions Marla J. Schwartz and Susan J. Kimball 9. Human Factors in the Electronic Technical Services Joni Gomez