Fortunately for libraries and librarians, e-journal terminology and software are heading for at least a momentary plateau in which certain winning terms and technologies are being accepted as standard. Today’s library administrators, already preoccupied by issues of how much they have to pay for their subscriptions and what kind of deals can be gotten through site licenses for their e-journals or those of their consortium must now focus on the key technological issue of the perceived necessity-or lack of it-of having to buy new hardware and software every 18 months or so. This is because what these librarians spend on technology tends to be subtracted from what they have available for content. What follows is the recent history of current e-journal terminology and technology, with discussion on the remaining unresolved issues.