Implementing e-journal access: two perspectives from Scotland

Nicholas Joint, Tony Kidd, William Nixon, Michael Roberts

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    Abstract

    We present a comparative description of how two Scottish academic libraries provide electronic journal services. These libraries shared the perception that the diversity of the proliferating electronic journal scene created confusion in the eyes of the would-be e-journal user. This in turn gave rise to a separate attempt in each institution to create a unified common interface for the local e-journal portfolio. Points of similarity and difference between the two separate systems are noted. Some thoughts for the future of the e-journal format are provided, based on these libraries' experience in common of mounting their own local services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-235
    Number of pages6
    JournalSerials
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

    Keywords

    • ejournals
    • opac
    • catalogues
    • comparative study
    • HEFC
    • scotland
    • higher education

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