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A journey into e-resource administration hell

Cole, Louise (2005) A journey into e-resource administration hell. Serials Librarian. pp. 141-154. ISSN 1541-1095

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The author discusses the administrative problems which can still occur when looking after a large and complex portfolio of electronic resources, and focuses on some of the recurring ‘nightmares’ involving e-journals in particular. Amongst the subjects discussed are lost archives, activation codes which change without anyone being told, unreasonable expiry dates, poor service, wandering URLs, lack of publicity, failure to keep licensing conditions, and title changes. The article ends with a look at some emerging examples of excellent practice to do with e-journal management, proving all parties involved can work together to ensure a smooth and efficient service.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Academic Services (Leeds) > Library (Leeds)
Depositing User: Louise Cole
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 06:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J123v49n01_05
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1300/J123v49n01_05
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/84

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