Text topic: E-Libraries
Text author: Бојана Вукотић
The paper focuses on the online editions of certain serial publications which are result of the technological progress of information technology, especially the Internet development. Electronic editions have caused major changes in the way libraries work, especially in those library services that now incorporate Internet services. The most important Internet service of a library is an internet collection which contains internet editions of certain serial publications, among other things. Both the concept of an online edition and its characteristics are explained, and certain forms of the editions are discussed (online newspapers, magazines, bulletins, yellow pages, guides). The relation between the printed and the online version is also discussed, as well as details concerning the conditions regarding access or subscription to online editions, and the duties of the library that incorporates online editions in its collections. KoBSON is a perfect example of a good solution for a coordinate acquisition of foreign science magazines. The paper also deals with the problem of (under-)usage of online collections, and suggests certain ways of educating users. The number of potential readers of online magazines is based on the published results of a survey concerning Internet users in Serbia. Online periodic publications are presented through the Deep Catalogue as well as the Digital Collections of National Library of Serbia. The conclusion states the advantages and disadvantages of both online and printed periodic publications.