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Electronic Books in the Academic World: the Implications for Jewish Studies

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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

Topic: Education (Information services and sources)
Education (Colleges and universities)

Keywords: Technology; Publications; Academic Research; Libraries

Type: Brief

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.