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Access and usability issues of scholarly electronic publications

Chowdhury, G. (2004) Access and usability issues of scholarly electronic publications. In: Scholarly publishing in an electronic era. International Yearbook of Library and Information Management, 5 . Facet Publishing, UK, pp. 77-98. ISBN 1856045366

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the various access and usability issues related to scholarly information resources. It first looks at the various channels through which a user can get access to scholarly electronic publications. It then discusses the issues and studies surrounding usability. Some important parameters for measuring the usability of information access systems have been identified. Finally the chapter looks at the major problems facing the users in getting access to scholarly information through today's hybrid libraries, and mentions some possible measures to resolve these problems.