Making the transition from print to electronic serial collections: A new model for academic chemistry libraries?

Tina E. Chrzastowski

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Abstract

A “new model” academic chemistry library is proposed at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (UIUC) in which primary access to journals is electronic, replacing traditional print access, binding, and shelving. Print journals will continue to be purchased and archived unbound in a remote storage facility following unbound display and access for twelve months. The new model, initially proposed by administrative chemistry faculty, was assessed in a feasibility study which looked at the stability, quantity, and quality of electronic journals; it also included a survey of chemistry faculty, a review of internal management data, and an analysis of use of chemistry journals, both print and electronic. The feasibility study found support for the model in every area, but with a few caution flags and speed bumps predicted along the way.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1141-1148
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume54
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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