Online vs. print journals

New challenges for academic medical libraries

Thomas L. Williams, James Lindsay, Judy F. Burnham

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Abstract

In recent years many published articles have compared costs, benefits, and various pros and cons of acquiring print versus online full-text journals. However, for medical and scientific titles where currency is of the essence, do medical libraries still have a choice of whether to get one or the other? This paper will discuss costs, archiving, and future concerns faced by the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library. The authors conclude that acquiring electronic journals has become more critical than print only when both are not affordable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2006

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  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Online vs. print journals : New challenges for academic medical libraries. / Williams, Thomas L.; Lindsay, James; Burnham, Judy F.

In: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Vol. 3, No. 1, 21.04.2006, p. 1-8.

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