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Electronic journals Training for Reader Services staff Louise Cole, Electronic Resources Co-ordinator
What is an e-journal? <ul><li>An electronic version of a journal held in print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online before print <...
How many do we have? <ul><li>Approx. 5,800 </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences - 2,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences - 1,900 </...
Categories of e-journal <ul><li>Add-on to existing print copy </li></ul><ul><li>Part of database </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM ...
Packages <ul><li>See www.leeds.ac.uk/library/ejour/ packages.htm for major groups </li></ul><ul><li>Not always accessible ...
How to find information <ul><li>From catalogue - ‘see information and help’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for all titles </li></ul...
Getting to an e-journal <ul><li>Search in the catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>networked resources scope </li></ul></ul><ul...
Passwords <ul><li>Not always the same </li></ul><ul><li>Not always Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Not all passwords are for use ...
Remote access <ul><li>Not for all titles </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>See ‘information and h...
Formats <ul><li>PDF (Adobe Acrobat) - the most common format.  Exact reproduction of printed page </li></ul><ul><li>PS (Po...
User interfaces <ul><li>Not all interfaces the same </li></ul><ul><li>TOC, abstract, full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Search op...
Printing <ul><li>Use Adobe Acrobat - already on Uni machines, free to download to home PCs (PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Print...
Downloading <ul><li>Can save to filespace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or disk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diiferent ways for differen...
Downloading (PDF) <ul><li>Use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure file extension is ‘pdf’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘save fr...
Downloading (PS) <ul><li>Again, use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>Should automatically have file extension ‘ps’ </li></ul><u...
Downloading (HTML) <ul><li>Use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>File extension ‘htm’ </li></ul><ul><li>View in Netscape </li></ul>
Troubleshooting <ul><li>Things go wrong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wandering URL ...
Conclusion <ul><li>24 hour access </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaces becoming more alike </li></ul><ul><li>quantity of titles </...
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Training presentation for Health Sciences Library staff, University of Leeds, 15th July 2008.

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  1. 1. Electronic journals Training for Reader Services staff Louise Cole, Electronic Resources Co-ordinator
  2. 2. What is an e-journal? <ul><li>An electronic version of a journal held in print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online before print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often with hypertext links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics and pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added value ‘bells and whistles’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOCs and abstracts </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How many do we have? <ul><li>Approx. 5,800 </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences - 2,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences - 1,900 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Sciences - 1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Arts - 350 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Categories of e-journal <ul><li>Add-on to existing print copy </li></ul><ul><li>Part of database </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>Paid-for deals </li></ul><ul><li>Add-on at additional cost </li></ul><ul><li>Freebie </li></ul>
  5. 5. Packages <ul><li>See www.leeds.ac.uk/library/ejour/ packages.htm for major groups </li></ul><ul><li>Not always accessible off-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t always need a password </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to find information <ul><li>From catalogue - ‘see information and help’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for all titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>details password if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>additional information </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Getting to an e-journal <ul><li>Search in the catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>networked resources scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>check ‘information and help’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>either ‘go directly to resource’ or follow link from webpage </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Passwords <ul><li>Not always the same </li></ul><ul><li>Not always Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Not all passwords are for use off-campus </li></ul><ul><li>List on Library Intranet in ‘SABER’ section </li></ul>
  9. 9. Remote access <ul><li>Not for all titles </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>See ‘information and help’ pages for details </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes partial service available remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Trials and free archives </li></ul>
  10. 10. Formats <ul><li>PDF (Adobe Acrobat) - the most common format. Exact reproduction of printed page </li></ul><ul><li>PS (PostScript) - save to disk and view through GhostViewer </li></ul><ul><li>HTML - includes hyperlinks but not always photographs or graphics </li></ul>
  11. 11. User interfaces <ul><li>Not all interfaces the same </li></ul><ul><li>TOC, abstract, full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Search options quite basic in many cases </li></ul><ul><li>Browse by volume and issue, by author or title, by subject </li></ul>
  12. 12. Printing <ul><li>Use Adobe Acrobat - already on Uni machines, free to download to home PCs (PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Print frame’ if article not taking up all the screen </li></ul><ul><li>‘ File and print’ for HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Use GhostViewer (PS) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Downloading <ul><li>Can save to filespace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or disk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diiferent ways for different formats </li></ul>
  14. 14. Downloading (PDF) <ul><li>Use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure file extension is ‘pdf’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘save frame as’ if article doesn’t fill the whole screen </li></ul><ul><li>View by clicking on filename </li></ul>
  15. 15. Downloading (PS) <ul><li>Again, use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>Should automatically have file extension ‘ps’ </li></ul><ul><li>To view, click on filename </li></ul>
  16. 16. Downloading (HTML) <ul><li>Use ‘save as’ </li></ul><ul><li>File extension ‘htm’ </li></ul><ul><li>View in Netscape </li></ul>
  17. 17. Troubleshooting <ul><li>Things go wrong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wandering URL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File/format problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The disappearing title </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>24 hour access </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaces becoming more alike </li></ul><ul><li>quantity of titles </li></ul><ul><li>searching and browsing </li></ul><ul><li>hybrid library </li></ul>
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