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Access to Electronic Information: Challenges and Initiatives

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Sumana Jayasuriya

Librarian, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Managing and providing access to electronic information is one of the major challenges faced by the university librarians. The article presents a brief overview of the changes which are taking place in the information environment due to technological developments, and the impact these changes have had on scholarly communication. It also points out the key issues i.e.organizational, managerial, technical, infrastructure, financial, archiving, and user issues faced by university librarians when providing access to electronic information. It concludes by summarizing the initiatives taken by Sri Lankan universities in this regard.

Keywords: Electronic information; academic libraries; university libraries, Sri Lanka

 doi: 10.4038/jula.v12i0.330  

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (Vol. 12) 2008 p.85-106

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v12i0.330
How to Cite: Jayasuriya, S., (2008). Access to Electronic Information: Challenges and Initiatives. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 12, pp.85–106. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v12i0.330
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Published on 11 Dec 2008.
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