Electronic journals, a new format only a few years ago, are now commonplace in many libraries. Donnelyn Curtis, one of the nation's leading e-journal experts, offers practical advice for helping library staff optimize their users' online experiences. This timely how-to outlines the fundamentals and features of e-journals, and shows how they fit into the information-seeking behavior of users. Step-by-step help guides libraries through a smooth and rapid transition to the electronic environment. Curtis provides sound methodologies for selecting, ordering, receiving, and delivering electronic journals and tips for keeping current in an ever-changing field. This book presents clear and complete information about tools and services to help libraries of all types and sizes license, effectively manage, and evaluate the use of their e-journal collections. Instructions for providing user-focused access to individual e-journals through Web lists, the library catalog, and linking processes are included. Special features include: glossaries, sample collection policies, a guide for standardizing titles for Web lists, tips for creating an electronic journal spreadsheet, and more. This comprehensive guide will help you make the most of your library's e-journal resources.
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Donnelyn Curtis is the Director of Research Collections & Services and Head of Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, where she has been a librarian since 1998. She has written and edited articles and books for librarians on subjects such as electronic resources and services for remote library users.From School Library Journal:
Academic and public librarians seeking a comprehensive guide to constructing, managing, and maintaining collections of electronic journals need look no further. This book includes background information about e-journals, behaviors of the users of electronic resources, "ins" and "outs" of changing from print to electronic resources, collection-development issues, licensing and authentication of e-journals, purchasing and organizing collections, supporting the use of electronic collections, and statistical analysis of electronic-resource use and service. Additionally, several appendixes offer sample collection policies, advice on standardizing and organizing journal titles on Web pages, and information on the Aggregator-Neutral Record and how to use a spreadsheet to construct Web lists of e-journals. Efficiently organized chapters begin with an overview and culminate with a list of references and additional information resources. Clearly labeled headings, subheadings, and bulleted lists make the content highly accessible. Concise writing, supported with extensive research, lends even more to the appeal of this title, and effective use of graphics supports the content nicely. As libraries develop electronic collections of journals, assistance will be needed. This resource contains must-know information and will be appreciated for its comprehensiveness and expertise.–Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY
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Book Description Neal Schuman Pub, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 421 pages. 10.75x8.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1555704654