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Serials Journal Now Available to Nonmembers

Magazine article Information Today

Serials Journal Now Available to Nonmembers

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The United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) has announced that, beginning next year, it will make its journal Serials available to nonmembers worldwide via subscription.

According to the announcement, the new editors of the journal, Hazel Woodward and Helen Henderson, have broadened its scope and want to make it more accessible to the information community around the world. Woodward, the university librarian at Cranfield University and director of the Cranfield University Press, said: "Some organizations who are not currently members of the U.K. Serials Group would really like access to the journal. By making it available more generally we hope to get a wider circulation, more contributions, and a greater influence for UKSG within the serials industry."

UKSG members will continue to have other exclusive benefits. In addition to the discounts on the conference and seminars, the members' electronic newsletter will soon be introduced. Henderson said: "It is clear that we need two channels of communication: the purely electronic medium for topical and fast-moving information, and the journal for more substantial article and archive information."

UKSG also hopes that more people will take advantage of the electronic version, which has been available through CatchWord (an ingenta company) for 2 years. …

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