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Paper 131_elpub2010:
ELECTRONICALLY PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

id 131_elpub2010
authors Kont, Kate-Riin
year 2010
title ELECTRONICALLY PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
source ELPUB2010. Publishing in the networked world: Transforming the Nature of Communication, 14th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 16-18 June 2010, Helsinki, Finland/ Edited by: Turid Hedlund and Yasar Tonta. ISBN 978-952-232-086-5, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10227/599 pp. 422 - 429
summary The use of electronic information resources is growing rapidly. The actual science information is electronic as a rule - practically all the journals of engineering and natural science have electronic versions and a certain number of them are available only electronically. Electronic scientific information in technical universities is the basis for research and development, degree study and professional specialty, to a certain extent. It is widely agreed by producers and purchasers of information that the use of electronic resources should be measured in a more consistent way. Librarians want to understand better how the information they buy from a variety of sources is being used; publishers want to know how the information products they disseminate are being accessed. Findings of this study suggest that the financial opportunities of technical university libraries in the four neighboring countries - Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Tallinn University of Technology Library and Scientific Library of Riga Technical University (henceforth referred to as KTHL, HUTL, TUTL and RTUL respectively) - to spend resources on electronic publications are very different.
keywords university libraries; digital libraries; electronic scholarly communication; library services; performance measurement
series ELPUB:2010
type short paper
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