Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

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This first issue of 2008 is another terrific collection of papers addressing the rapidly changing environment in which we work. Thomas E. Nisonger returns to a familiar analysis tool, the checklist method, which was developed in a print environment, and evaluates the full text, indexing, and abstracting coverage of two databases (Library Literature and Information Science Full Text and EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier). Nisonger compares citations to journal articles that were published in Library Resources & Technical Services and Collection Building. He concludes by identifying areas for future research.

We are delighted to publish two papers based on presentations given at the Eighth Annual Symposium on Scholarly Communication, "Converting and Preserving the Scholarly Record," held at State University of New York, Albany, October "24, '2006. Trudi Bellardo Hahn's paper, "Mass Digitization: Implications for Preserving the Scholarly Record," looks at the intersection (or not) of libraries' interests and those of commercial entities in terms of quality, secrecy, and long-term stability. She issues a call for the library profession to exercise strong leadership in how best to preserve the scholarly record. Jeffrey L. Horrell, in "Converting and Preserving the Scholarly Record: An Overview," which was delivered at the same symposium, explores pertinent aspects of the challenge and concludes with recommended elements for a campuswide digital repository

Su Chen and Chengzhi Wang consider scholarly and publishing trends in Western-language monographs in East Asian studies from "2000 through 2005. …

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