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Impact of electronic journals on university libraries of India: a study

Amritpal Kaur (Department of Library & Information Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 25 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of e‐journals on university libraries in terms of resources, staffing, space, technical services and equipment.

Design/methodology/approach

A well‐structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data for the present study. A thorough survey of the literature was done to examine the findings of the earlier relevant studies.

Findings

The results of the survey provide useful information regarding the impact of e‐journals on subscription to e‐journals, infrastructure, staff, space, technical services, photocopying, inter‐library loan, library use and reference services.

Originality/value

The study will have important implications for information creators, publishers, libraries, scholars and researchers. It evaluates the impact of e‐journals on libraries and points out the directions that e‐journals will take in the future.

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Citation

Kaur, A. (2011), "Impact of electronic journals on university libraries of India: a study", Library Management, Vol. 32 No. 8/9, pp. 612-630. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435121111187969

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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