The impact of consortia purchasing of periodical publications on the document supply service

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Show simple item record Pacios Lozano, Ana Reyes San José Montano, Blanca 2009-07-03T12:56:11Z 2009-07-03T12:56:11Z 2005
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Interlending & Document Supply, 2005, vol. 33, nº4, p. 189-195.
dc.identifier.issn 0264-1615
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This paper aims to show the impact of consortia purchased periodical publications on document supply services. These services have undergone considerable changes over the last five years, first decreasing but now recovering. Design/methodology/approach – First, this paper reviews the most recent specialised literature, focusing mainly on the impact of electronic journals in libraries, their effects, and proposed actions. Second, as an example of this new behaviour, presents the document supply service data, as collected in one hospital’s health-science library in the last four years. Findings – As evidenced by the literature, the users’ acceptance of electronic journals has undoubtedly been excellent. Consortia purchasing projects have become a basic tool that expand collections, support cooperative technological development, and require negotiating skills from librarians. But these mass purchases do not seem to be the ideal solution for libraries, they entail losing freedom when choosing the collection and often make library collections homogeneous by publisher. Originality/value – Reflects on what possible causes have led to the current situation and the current way to manage the collection.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.rights © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.subject.other Electronic journals
dc.subject.other Collections management
dc.subject.other Document delivery
dc.subject.other Purchasing groups
dc.subject.other Statistics
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.title The impact of consortia purchasing of periodical publications on the document supply service
dc.type article PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/02641619510635641
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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