Project ELVYN, an experiment in electronic journal delivery: facts, figures, and findings
As the size, number, and costs of scholarly journals continue to rise, it has been increasingly difficult for academic libraries to maintain comprehensive research collections. When "journals" are distributed as free-floating information on the Internet, problems stemming from the lack of bibliographic control and user training may arise.
Project ELVYN was designed to test an alternative, yet equally feasible scenario: direct electronic delivery of journals to libraries by the publisher. Developed with the Institute of Physics Publishing Division to coincide with the launch of a new journal, the project tracked preferred delivery routes by libraries, the variety of technical options now available, implementation at various university sites, and pricing.
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Recent and current electronic journal projects
The human factors of electronic journals
The feasibility study
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