Project ELVYN, an experiment in electronic journal delivery: facts, figures, and findings

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Bowker-Saur, 1995 - Computers - 181 pages
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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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