The Online trombone journal : a case study of credibility, accessibility, and permanence in electronic journal publishing

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dc.contributor.advisor McAllister, Peter A. en_US Human, Richard en_US 2011-06-03T19:27:06Z 2011-06-03T19:27:06Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2001 .H86 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to answer the question: How does the Online Trombone Journal address the issues of credibility, accessibility, and permanence in the publishing of an electronic journal?Documents from the Online Trombone Journal were examined in order to discover what specific methods are in place addressing credibility. Issues of prominent brass-related print journals were examined in order to locate article citations. Interviews were conducted with authors who are published in both an established print journal and the Online Trombone Journal. The Online Trombone Journal was searched for in both standard print indices and also on-line search engines in order to determine accessibility. To investigate permanence, on-line documents at the Online Trombone Journal concerning archiving were investigated, and an interview conducted with the publisher.The existence of a Review Board at the Online Trombone Journal, as well as standard guidelines for the review process indicates that credibility is addressed through peer-review of articles. Research showed that articles in the Online Trombone Journal have not yet begun to appear in other scholarly resources.In the area of accessibility, the content of the Online Trombone Journal is not yet indexed in standard music indices. The Online Trombone Journal does rank very high in searches using the term "trombone" on Internet search engines.Addressing permanence, research shows that apart from visiting the Online Trombone Journal web site, there is no other method for accessing its content. Thepublisher of the Online Trombone Journal indicates that a CD-ROM of all articles will be published and distributed to libraries and collection agencies in order to address the issue of permanence.The Online Trombone Journal has done an effective job of addressing the concerns of credibility and accessibility in on-line journal publishing. Permanence, an ongoing concern for all a journals, is a concern to the publisher, and will be addressed in the near future. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent x, 107 leaves : facsims. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic journals -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.other Online trombone journal. en_US
dc.title The Online trombone journal : a case study of credibility, accessibility, and permanence in electronic journal publishing en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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