Library Technology Reports

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 6, November-December

Appendix A: Selected Bibliography
Economics of higher education Breneman, David W., "For Colleges This Is Not Just Another Recession," Chronicle of Higher Education, (June 14 2002) B7-9. Breneman discusses the pattern formed in earlier recessions of universities responding...
Chapter 1: Rich Offerings: E-Publishing Growth Areas
This chapter focuses on the fresh challenges to acquisitions budgets posed by the new kinds of products brought to market in the last few years and those expected soon. E-books (defined broadly to include monographs, reference tools, and primary...
Chapter 2: Raised Expectations/rising Prices
Users want more Numerous studies and reports analyze user acceptance of electronic journals. Carol Tenopir has done all librarians a service by summarizing the major findings of more than 200 studies published between 1995-2003. The results are...
Chapter 3: Reduced Resources: Coping Strategies
The new American Library Association (ALA) website on library funding demonstrates the pervasiveness of budget problems in libraries, highlighting cuts in 41 states. A question at a session of ALA's June 2004 annual conference provided dramatic...
Chapter 4: Nuts and Bolts: Processing Impacts
Libraries have learned the hard way that acquiring e-materials is a more complicated process than buying print books and journals. The day-to-day challenges are made clear in the review that follows of a project designed to address them--the Digital...
Chapter 5: Alternative Acquisition Routes
E-publishers' penchant for bundling calls for vigilance on the part of buyers regarding inadvertent duplication and double payment. The multitudinous Elsevier subject-based back files offer a compelling example of the risks involved in buying publisher-determined...
Chapter 6: Afterward: Life on the Fast Track
When libraries began buying e-resources, they joined publishers and information scientists on the technology train, an express that generates its own momentum. First, libraries bought current subscriptions to e-journals. Then publishers spun off the...
Introduction: E-Publishing: A Rapidly Maturing Industry
Electronic publishing has had an unprecedented impact on what is available for libraries to acquire and on purchasing practices. Unfortunately, as the number of useful digital products and users' desire for them escalate, many libraries also are facing...
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