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By Nicholas Tomaiuolo, Barbara Quint, Steve Coffman

A consultant to making a accomplished own library utilizing loose internet assets, this booklet demonstrates the stairs to compiling an internet library that features a giant, wealthy choice of info, files, e-books, reference fabrics, and pictures. equipped in keeping with the departments of a well-managed actual library, this consultant exhibits librarians, strength librarians, and those that easily are looking to larger set up their records the right way to entry loose fabric that may be used instantly. unfastened articles and indexes, electronic reference prone, digital books, pictures, and software program and matters are covered.

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It’s true that we may lose some people who figure they can get a good chunk for free. But our thinking is that we gain more people who come to the site, see what we have to offer, become familiar with the magazine, and then decide to subscribe. Incidentally, over a thousand people a month subscribe to the magazine via the Web site, which is quite an impressive number in the industry. NT: A quick search located several interviews that you have conducted with authors such as Studs Turkel, Jane Smiley, and Chinua Achebe; have you formed any overall impression of how authors perceive the Web, especially as it relates to the dissemination of their works?

Read on! 8 This Page Intentionally Left Blank Chapter One Free Articles and Indexes: Can You Afford Not to Use Them? , magazines, scholarly journals) and indexes and abstracts (the tools traditionally used to access the information in periodicals). Casual readers, consumers, businesspeople, health professionals, teachers, and students frequently turn to periodicals not only for entertainment, but also for product evaluations, management data, research concerning medical treatments, lesson plans, and subject background information.

Budgets for periodical and index subscriptions have tried to maintain the status quo at a time when costs for such materials 9 10 The Web Library increase steadily. The results of price surveys appear in both American Libraries and on the American Library Association Web site. 9 percent increase. 1,2 In one case the problem of overpriced periodicals was perceived as so severe that Dr. Mark Riley, a professor at Florida State University, resigned as an unpaid referee for a nuclear physics peer-reviewed publication in 1999.

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