The electronic journal : implications for information services

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. P.A. van Brakel en_US
dc.contributor.author Du Plooy, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T13:46:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T13:46:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-06
dc.date.submitted 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7126
dc.description M.Inf. en_US
dc.description.abstract As more publishers become involved in electronic publishing, information centres need to respond to the challenges of accommodating electronic journals in their collections, as electronic journals are becoming increasingly important to research. In this research the role of the electronic journal within the scholarly communication process is examined. The role played by information providers and information centres in facilitating access to particular content in electronic journals is also studied. Partnerships that are developing between publishers, secondary publishers and information centres are traced. The importance of the publisher in quality control is emphasized. The peer review process is identified as fundamental to the scholarly communication process. The research methods employed were to carry out a literature study and to examine methods of access to electronic journals on the WWW. The Websites of publishers, secondary publishers and information centres were examined, in order to discover how they simplify access to electronic journal content for end-users. A workflow model was devised to serve as a guideline in assisting information specialists in their management of e-journals. The important challenge facing the information specialist is to provide a value added electronic journal service. This can be achieved through producing indexes and abstracts and providing an evaluation of the different sources en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Electronic journals. en_US
dc.subject Information services - Technological innovations. en_US
dc.title The electronic journal : implications for information services en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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