Bricks, Bytes, or Both? The Probable Impact of Scholarly Electronic Publishing on Library Space Needs

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105073
Title:
Bricks, Bytes, or Both? The Probable Impact of Scholarly Electronic Publishing on Library Space Needs
Author:
Bailey, Charles W.
Editors:
Wolf, Milton T.; Ensor, Pat; Thomas, Mary Augusta
Citation:
Bricks, Bytes, or Both? The Probable Impact of Scholarly Electronic Publishing on Library Space Needs 1998, :89-99 Information Imagineering : Meeting at the Interface
Publisher:
American Library Association
Journal:
Information Imagineering : Meeting at the Interface
Issue Date:
1998
Description:
Scholarly Electronic Publishing, Library Space Planning
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105073
Submitted date:
2005-11-16
Abstract:
There is legitimate enthusiasm for scholarly electronic publishing and its potentials. However, the key question for libraries is not whether electronic publishing will continue to grow in importance, but rather how quickly it will displace printed books and journals in the specialized scholarly publishing marketplace. An increasing number of academic libraries face severe space problems, and supplementing print publications with electronic versions will not save library space--it will increase space needs in the near term as a growing number of workstations are added to provide access to electronic information. It is only when the library replaces print with electronic sources that the potential to save space emerges as a result of electronic publishing. If Nostradamus were alive, he might be able to predict when scholarly electronic publishing will reach such a critical mass. This essay will not try to do so; however, it will briefly outline some critical factors that may slow the evolution of scholarly electronic publishing, extend the life of the printed word, and necessitate the continued existence of physical library facilities.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Electronic Publishing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Charles W.en_US
dc.contributor.editorWolf, Milton T.en_US
dc.contributor.editorEnsor, Paten_US
dc.contributor.editorThomas, Mary Augustaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-16T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:18:49Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-11-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationBricks, Bytes, or Both? The Probable Impact of Scholarly Electronic Publishing on Library Space Needs 1998, :89-99 Information Imagineering : Meeting at the Interfaceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105073-
dc.descriptionScholarly Electronic Publishing, Library Space Planningen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is legitimate enthusiasm for scholarly electronic publishing and its potentials. However, the key question for libraries is not whether electronic publishing will continue to grow in importance, but rather how quickly it will displace printed books and journals in the specialized scholarly publishing marketplace. An increasing number of academic libraries face severe space problems, and supplementing print publications with electronic versions will not save library space--it will increase space needs in the near term as a growing number of workstations are added to provide access to electronic information. It is only when the library replaces print with electronic sources that the potential to save space emerges as a result of electronic publishing. If Nostradamus were alive, he might be able to predict when scholarly electronic publishing will reach such a critical mass. This essay will not try to do so; however, it will briefly outline some critical factors that may slow the evolution of scholarly electronic publishing, extend the life of the printed word, and necessitate the continued existence of physical library facilities.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Library Associationen_US
dc.subjectElectronic Publishingen_US
dc.titleBricks, Bytes, or Both? The Probable Impact of Scholarly Electronic Publishing on Library Space Needsen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalInformation Imagineering : Meeting at the Interfaceen_US
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