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Elektronik Dergilerin Üniversite Kütüphanelerine Ekonomik Etkisi : İran Temel Bilimler İleri Araştırmalar Enstitüsü Kütüphanesi Örneği / The Economic Impact of the Electronic Journals on University Libraries : The Case of Iranian Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)

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Author(s): Mehdi Afzali

Journal: Bilgi Dünyası
ISSN 1302-3217

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 181;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Electronic journals | Collection management | Economics of information | University Libraries – Iran

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to answer the following conjecture: If Iranian Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) Library subscribed to the electronic versions of journals instead of their printed copies, its budget and space problems would be eased. To prove this hypothesis we compared various expenditures (subscriptions, mailing, control, binding and archiving) of both printed and electronic versions of journals that IASBS Library subscribed to in 2002. We found that if IASBS Library had subscribed to the electronic versions of journals instead of their printed equivalents, the Library would have decreased the total expenditures in its overall material acquisition budget by 13%.
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