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Can the monograph help solve the library 'serials' funding crisis?

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Toby Green

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This article argues that limiting the hunt for solutions to the library funding crisis to the serials sector is blinkered and hinders the development of integrated einformation systems. It will demonstrate that significant savings are to be had if ICT technologies are used to publish monographs online as serials. By ignoring this possibility the publishing industry delays the advent of integrated einformation systems demanded by end users and foreseen by many information experts. The article uses the example of SourceOECD, an integrated e-information system comprising books, loose-leaf publications, journals and statistical databases, to demonstrate the significant cost savings possible right across the value chain if an integrated approach is made to e-publishing.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/15135
How to Cite: Green, T., 2003. Can the monograph help solve the library 'serials' funding crisis?. Serials, 15(2), pp.135–139. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/15135
Published on 14 Nov 2003.
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