Electronic Books in the Academic World: the Implications for Jewish Studies
Publication Date: October 2004
Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies
Author(s): Heidi G. Lerner
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall/Winter 2004, pp.18-20.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Technology; Publications; Academic Research; Libraries
Coverage: United States
More and more institutions, commercial publishers, consortia, and individuals are taking the initiative to move printed books into the digital environment. The number of titles of importance to Jewish studies is limited and narrow in scope. It is imperative that Jewish studies scholars including publishers, academics, and librarians join together to coordinate the planning and development of standards for selecting, accessing, describing, and archiving their important books in an electronic environment.