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Autor: Echeverría Morrás, Mercedes; Barredo Sobrino, Mª Pilar

Lugar: Emerald

Fecha de publicación: 2005

Detalles: Interlending and document supply 33.3 (2005): 145-149

Área: Biblioteconomía y Documentación





Author: Echeverría Morrás, Mercedes - Barredo Sobrino, Mª Pilar

Source: https://repositorio.uam.es


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ONLINE JOURNALS: THEIR IMPACT ON DOCUMENT DELIVERY MERCEDES ECHEVERRÍA AND PILAR BARREDO LIBRARY OF MEDICINE UAM Online journals: their impact on document delivery - Mercedes Echeverría & Pilar Barredo 1 INTRODUCTION There is a common concern amongst academia librarians of interlibrary services about the influence of the growth of electronic journals (e-journals) on document delivery, in particular whether the increase in e-journals will result in a decline in document delivery services.
This study examines how full-text articles are reducing the traditional level of requests at a university library. This is a revised and updated version of a paper presented at 9th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Santander, Spain, 20-25 September 2004. Online journals: their impact on document delivery - Mercedes Echeverría & Pilar Barredo 2 INSTITUTIONAL BACKGROUND The Library of Medicine of University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM), Spain, serves 1,300 students and also serves the teaching and research needs of 600 PhD students, and 350 faculty members (lecturers and professors). The productivity of publications of members in 2003 was: 310 articles, 177 dissertations and 72 research projects.
The impact factor (IF) of publications was 16.7, on average, for the years 1990-2000, with an acceptable international visibility. E-JOURNAL COLLECTION UAM libraries have experienced a huge growth in the number of e-journals in recent years as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 Evolution of e-journals – UAM EVOLUTION OF E-JOURNALS - UAM 18000 16000 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 16.528 7.804 3.511 650 2000 2001 2002 2003 The growth is largely due to cooperative participation in the Madroño Consortium, whose collection represents 58 per cent of e-journals.
With 9,556 titles in 2003. It is notable that 2,200 of those titles are biochemical journals and currently we hold 29 per cent of journals indexed on Medicine in electronic format.
In addition, 38 per...






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