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Paper 236_elpub2006:
Impact of Electronic Journals on Document Delivery Services

id 236_elpub2006
authors Tonta, Yasar; Ünal, Yurdagül
year 2006
title Impact of Electronic Journals on Document Delivery Services
source ELPUB2006. Digital Spectrum: Integrating Technology and Culture - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Bansko, Bulgaria 14-16 June 2006 / Edited by: Bob Martens, Milena Dobreva. ISBN 978-954-16-0040-5, 2006, pp. 329-338
summary Collection management policies of libraries were mainly shaped by in-house use of materials in the past. Yet the emergence of electronic journals and their availability through publishers' or aggregators' web sites is changing this practice considerably. Libraries are no longer limited with the “one source - one user” model. This paper investigates the potential impact of the availability of electronic journals through the web sites of publishers or library consortia on document delivery services. It reviews the relevant literature first and reports the findings of the study with regards to the provision of articles through electronic journals and its impact on the Turkish national document delivery service. It then compares the number of articles supplied through the service with that downloaded from publishers' web sites by the users of the consortium of Turkish academic libraries. Following questions are addressed: Is document “delivery” using traditional or electronic means becoming a withering practice in libraries? Would document delivery services exist as we know them today in the age of electronic journals, big deals, and library consortia? The paper discusses the implications of electronic journals available through big deals on national document delivery services along with some conclusions.
keywords document delivery services; interlibrary lending; remote document supply; electronic journals; Big Deal packages
series ELPUB:2006
type normal paper
email tonta@hacettepe.edu.tr
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2006/presentations/236.ppt
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-236_elpub2006
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