This paper reports the findings of the Electronic Serials in Public Libraries project which was based at Loughborough University and completed in June 1998. The results of a UK-wide questionnaire survey and the findings of four in-depth case studies are presented. Survey data reveal the trends in the provision of electronic serials, the measurement of their use and future plans for these resources within UK public libraries. Data collected during case studies offer insight into the problems encountered try public library managers when providing electronic serials. The paper summarises the keys to success suggested by an examination of the data collected.
How to Cite:
Brunskill, K., Kinnell, M., McKnight, C. and Morris, A., 1998. Switching on serials: The electronic serials in public libraries project. Serials, 11(3), pp.207–213. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/11207