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Library Herald
Year : 2007, Volume : 45, Issue : 4
First page : ( 325) Last page : ( 336)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Electronic Journals: Impact on Scholarly Communication, User and Library

Kumar Shiv1, Grover V K1

1Panjab University Library, Chandigarh

Abstract

Electronic journals are increasing day by day. The changes are taking place in infrastructure of libraries due to electronic journals’ related issues. This paper deals with different aspects of electronic journalsand their impact on users, authors, indexing services, scholarly communication, accessibility and libraries. The academics are still in the process of adopting this medium. There is variation in the use of electronic journals from discipline to discipline. Researchers have positive attitude towards electronic journals. Budget allocation for journals has been shifting from print to electronic form, which has necessitated a change in collection development policies of libraries. Thus, the article describes all such aspects of electronic journals.

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