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Last week saw the first workshop by ProQuest on the transition from print to e-journals was held at the University of Manchester (UK) Library.  The event, which attracted 13 different universities from the north of England, included a number of discussion topics presented by three specialists.

Teaching about the latest dynamics that govern the process of replacing print editions with entirely electronic journals, Michael Latham, Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Hull, (particularly journals) as part of The Brynmor Jones Library redevelopment project. This project is one of the reasons for Hull University choosing ProQuest’s Periodical Archives Online (PAO), because it “protects print and opens up accessibility and availability.”

Rachael Scott, Electronic Acquisitions Coordinator at the University of Reading, spoke about managing e-resources and their role in collection-building activities.

Tim O’Neill, Electronic Resources Co-ordinator at the University of Manchester, talked about the benefits and challenges of moving from print to e-journals, he stated that “The breadth and depth of content is a key benefit to e-resources.”

Chris Cotton, Product Manager at ProQuest, explained in detail the key content and future developments of the PAO collections, a resource which spans 37 key subject areas and can be applied to a range of research interests in the humanities and social sciences. Chris's presentation is available on Slideshare.

 

For further information about PAO, click here.

13 Nov 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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