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October 2014 Volume 14, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 3

  1. Academic Citation Practice: A Sinking Sheep?

    Ole Bjørn Rekdal

    An explosion in access to electronic databases and digital information is changing the way we view source citation. While the original purpose of referencing--showing the reader exactly where the... More

    pp. 567-585

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  2. Unwrapping the Bundle: An Examination of Research Libraries and the "Big Deal"

    Karla L. Strieb & Julia C. Blixrud

    This study presents and analyzes the findings of a 2012 survey of member libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) about publishers' large journal bundles and compares... More

    pp. 587-615

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  3. What's the Big Deal? Collection Evaluation at the National Level

    Eva Jurczyk & Pamela Jacobs

    This article discusses a project undertaken to assess the journals in a Big Deal package by applying a weighted value algorithm measuring quality, utility, and value of individual titles. Carried... More

    pp. 617-631

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