International Journal of Digital Library Services (IJODLS)
Jan-March 2012, Volume-2, Issue-1, ISSN:2250-1142
ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: FROM ACQUISITION TO ACCESS MANAGEMENT
Information is being generated at blistering pace from all the directions in varied forms and for all the themes. In addition, technology has opened new vistas to a wide spectrum of information with the recent advances in contemporary networking and multimedia technologies. Libraries and information centres now stand at the brink of a new frontier, where the flow of information is sweeping. Current developments have paved ways for the availability of scholarly information in electronic form called as electronic journals. Various other names given to electronic journals include E-zine, electronic periodicals, online journals, electronic publishing, electronic serials, Cyberzine, Webzine, Networked journals and E-journals. Electronic journals play an imperative role in the distribution of prime information and are available electronically via web. These journals have emerged as global information highways and are being added to library collections at exponential rates. Libraries are doing extensive work to make electronic journals available to their users at their desktops. Thus, the decisive link in keeping the user abreast with latest developments in their field of interest is electronic journals.