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The Electronic Library

The international journal for the application of technology in information environments

ISSN: 0264-0473
Ranked by Thomson Reuters (ISI)
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Unique attributes

The Electronic Library is devoted to the applications and implications of new technology, automation, digitisation, the Internet, user interfaces, and networks in all types of libraries, information centres and museums throughout the world as well as the development of software and hardware for such applications. It provides a vehicle for the latest research and ongoing developments in today’s digital library and information environments in different countries, and offers practical advice, useful information and descriptions of specific applications around the globe.

Key benefits

Subscribers enjoy access to:

  • International contributions
  • Comment on existing and developing systems and technologies
  • First hand user experience of techniques and applications
  • Practical information on the application of digital technology
  • Analysis of underlying trends and their likely effects


The Electronic Library covers a broad range of topics including:

  • Libraries and the web
  • The digital library
  • Software and hardware developments
  • Library networking and automation – integrated library systems, OPACs
  • User interfaces – web usability
  • Internet access and use
  • E-books and e-journals
  • E-governance and e-readiness
  • Online and distance learning

Key journal audiences

  • Senior Library Managers
  • Collection Development Officers
  • Acquisitions Librarians
  • Reference Librarians

The Electronic Library is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Computer Science Index
  • Current Awareness Abstracts
  • Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Emerald Management Reviews
  • The Informed Librarian
  • Information Management & Technology Abstracts
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • INSPEC (Electrical & Electronics Abstracts)
  • Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts
  • ISI Alerting Services
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Social SciSearch
  • Referativnyi Zhurnal
  • Compendex
  • Paperchen (CPX)
  • Library Literature and Information Science
  • zetoc