The test of integrity: how traditional periodicals stack up to their online counterparts Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Gehring, Sarah E.
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This study examines the differences between the electronic and print versions of two periodicals: Time and U.S. News and World Report. Three versions of each periodical were reviewed: traditional print, World Wide Web (Internet) and a database (Lexis-Nexis). Sample searches were selected for a four week period (January 4, 1999; January 18, 1999; February 1, 1999; and February 15, 1999.) Information about the location, graphics provided, and content were analyzed in order to determine which format is superior for different purposes. Results were as follows: Fewer content errors were found in Time for all of the different versions. Information about graphics were superior in Lexis-Nexis. U.S. News and World Report was superior for locating in the print and World Wide Web. The quality of the graphics were superior only on the World Wide Web. The study raises librarians' awareness about omissions, deletion information, location and changes in title, graphics and pictures that occur when a periodical is accessed in different formats. Tables, a bibliography, and a literature review are provided.
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  • Daniel, Evelyn H.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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