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dc.contributor.authorMcEldowney, Philip*
dc.date.accessioned2004-04-20T00:00:01Z
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:22:43Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-04-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationScholarly Electronic Journals -- Trends and Academic Attitudes: A Research Proposal 1995,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105268
dc.description.abstractThe number of electronic journals has grown steadily in the 1990s. A large part of this increase has been in scholarly or academic electronic journals. Some academics are very aware of these trends in scholarly communication and participate actively in their production. Other academics remain unaware of these new trends. This study examines two related issues -- 1. What is the growth rate of these scholarly electronic journals? 2. What are the factors which affect acceptance or resistance toward electronic journals among academics? Is it possible to discover a difference between disciplines for these factors of acceptance or resistance? Information or answers to these issues will help academic librarians and researchers anticipate trends in serials collection and subscription, and help in financial planning and budgeting. Two methodologies are used: 1) the collection of numbers, and 2) the use of a survey. The research project will collect information on the number of scholarly electronic journals, newsletters, and other electronic communications, as they have changed over time, in order to show trends and growth rates. A questionnaire will be developed to provide information on the factors of acceptance or resistance among scholars toward electronic journals.
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectElectronic Publishingen_US
dc.subjectEconomics of Informationen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherScholarlyen_US
dc.subject.otherElectronic journalsen_US
dc.subject.otherTrendsen_US
dc.subject.otherScholarly communicationen_US
dc.subject.otherGrowth rateen_US
dc.subject.otherSerials collectionen_US
dc.subject.otherSubscriptionen_US
dc.subject.otherBudgeten_US
dc.titleScholarly Electronic Journals -- Trends and Academic Attitudes: A Research Proposalen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
html.description.abstractThe number of electronic journals has grown steadily in the 1990s. A large part of this increase has been in scholarly or academic electronic journals. Some academics are very aware of these trends in scholarly communication and participate actively in their production. Other academics remain unaware of these new trends. This study examines two related issues -- 1. What is the growth rate of these scholarly electronic journals? 2. What are the factors which affect acceptance or resistance toward electronic journals among academics? Is it possible to discover a difference between disciplines for these factors of acceptance or resistance? Information or answers to these issues will help academic librarians and researchers anticipate trends in serials collection and subscription, and help in financial planning and budgeting. Two methodologies are used: 1) the collection of numbers, and 2) the use of a survey. The research project will collect information on the number of scholarly electronic journals, newsletters, and other electronic communications, as they have changed over time, in order to show trends and growth rates. A questionnaire will be developed to provide information on the factors of acceptance or resistance among scholars toward electronic journals.


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