This is the fifth year of an on-going initiative to migrate to e-only format journals that we currently purchase in print and online. This migration effort developed out of several concerns the Emory libraries face:
- the crisis faced in providing space/housing print collections;
- the high cost of maintaining print subscriptions (from processing to the amortization of a library building);
- the preference of users (especially in the sciences and many of the social sciences) for eJournals over print.
In 2010, we are focusing upon the following publishers:
Royal Society of Chemistry
American Physical Society
Various other medical science publishers
A Systematic Review
Emory librarians completed a systematic review of approximately 480 journals offered by these publishers to determine the appropriate format for these titles. A spreadsheet with these titles and decisions for e-only is linked below. Print copies of these journals will no longer be received beginning January 2011.
Before we consider a title for e-only format, several conditions must be met, ranging from assurances that the content online meets or exceeds that in print, to archival rights which grant perpetual access to the volumes/years subscribed. In making recommendations library staff also have taken into consideration the usage of the journal or book (both in print and electronic formats) and the usability of the content.
To review the titles under consideration, go to: http://web.library.emory.edu/about/collections/collection-projects/moving-beyond-paper
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