Our libraries’ process for moving from print or print + online to online only is called “Moving Beyond Paper.”  This is a link to an FAQ our library created for interested parties (faculty) to read that might help answer some of your questions. (Granted, it was written for non-library folks so there may be some “well duh!” info in there too.)  J




Don’t know if this helps much but thought I’d put it out there.


Good luck!



Susan Kellett Gue

Sr. Library Specialist

Electronic & Continuing Resources

RW Woodruff Library/Emory University


404-727-6882 (fax)


From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Christopher Marcum
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:22 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Advice on moving titles from print to electronic


All responses to this question will be greatly appreciated.

Our library is working to eliminate duplicate coverage of serials titles that we may have in both print and electronic formats. We want to replace print coverage with electronic coverage whenever possible.

1. I am wondering if anyone out there may have done a similar project in the past and if so, what advice you may have on how to successfully complete such an inventory?

2. Post-subscription coverage of electronic titles (perpetual access) is a major concern. So, I am also wondering if anyone has any advice on how to go about deciding what titles to keep in print and which ones to keep in electronic format?

Thank you very much!

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