This book, first published in 1992, outlines the issues, indicates major trends, and sets challenges for libraries and publishers concerning new technologies and serials. Libraries in Australia and New Zealand have struggled for years with the problems of distance and cost in a print-oriented publishing industry dominated by countries half way across the globe. This book provides practical advice on the need for Australasian libraries to become actively involved in the possibilities of this new technology in order to maximize the benefits for themselves and their clients. Throughout the book, the contributors emphasize the need for improved communication between authors, publishers, information technology specialists, libraries, and users, and propose a standardization of formats and delivery systems to aid easy cooperation between such diverse groups. The chapters stress the need for user-friendly access to information along with education programs that are tailor-made to meet different access requirements.

chapter |2 pages


ByBrian Cook

chapter |14 pages

The Electronic Journal: Is the Future with Us?

ByJolanda L. von Hagen

chapter |14 pages

The Economics of Scholarly Information: A Dissolving Triangle?

ByTom Cochrane

chapter |14 pages

When the Electronic Journal Comes to the Campus

ByCarol Newton-Smith

chapter |24 pages

Access to Journal Information and the Impact of New Technologies

ByAnne H. Newell

chapter |10 pages

The E-Journal: Experiences at the State Library of New South Wales

ByJanine Schmidt

chapter |10 pages

The View from the Other Side of the Disc

ByJulie Stevens

chapter |12 pages

Cyberspace Economics

ByDon Lamberton

chapter |6 pages

The Electronic Journal: The Day in Retrospect

ByBrian Cook