E-Publishers INTRO
E-Publishers E-PUBLISHERS
Librarians LIBRARIANS
Issues ISSUES
Patrons PATRONS
Who Pays WHO PAYS?
Conclusion CONC


Taking Comfort From Copyright:

An Examination Of Open-Access Peer Reviewed Internet Based Journals


Welcome:

This website was designed to fulfill the degree requirements of the Master of Library and Information Studies Program at the University of Alberta. It is a digital version of a paper written for LIS 591: Publishing. It investigates an emerging trend in academic publishing - open access journals. It analyzes the potential benefits and issues associated with the use of those materials in the context of library management.



Contents:
Introduction Introduction
  • A brief overview of what is to come.
  • "Open Access" defined.
  • Intriguing recent developments.
Specific Issues Some benefits to E-Publishers
  • The number of these journals is increasing exponentially.
  • Why has that occured
  • What is an E-Publisher?
Librarians Some benefits to librarians
  • Cost free materials!
  • How do I get them?
Problems Some Issues
  • Managment issues.
  • Technical issues.
  • Collecting vs. Collating.
  • Changes in workflow patterns.
  • Evaluating materials.
Patrons The perspective of patrons
  • Information overload - redux.
Pays Who pays?
  • Everything costs money to start up and maintain.
  • Who pays for open access journals?
Conclusion Conclusion


CURRENT TO: FEBRUARY 14, 2006