Use of information services in Asian nations No. 4: Japan Establishment of the consortia of electronic journals in JANUL and future issues

Yoshito ITOH
2005 Journal of Information Processing and Management  
Author Abstract: The electronic journal taskforce of the Japan Association of National University Libraries (JANUL) has established large consortia for subscribing electronic journals from 2002. There were a lot of issues to be solved when subscribing electronic journals in the national universities in Japan. The activities of the taskforce to build the consortia with large publishers were discussed in detail. The taskforce has now maintained the consortia having more than 12,000 full-text
more » ... ronic journals in total. Most of the national universities have joined the consortia. The issues remained were also discussed in the paper. In order to maintain the consortia and build new ones the sustainability of the electronic taskforce of JANUL should be considered. Furthermore, new alternatives of scholarly communication should be also explored.
doi:10.1241/johokanri.47.786 fatcat:y7z7n7hw5je3zmamldslfivagu