We are looking at whether or not to establish patron usage limits in the near future on our pay per view subscriptions.


Questions our library is grappling with are:


These are just a few of the questions that we are beginning to consider. JWU is seeing an increased demand for PPV items, with a large percentage being submitted by the same patrons. How do we ensure that the PPV service is available for the larger JWU community, not just a few individuals? With mediated access, we can see which patrons are submitting requests, and we have the option of approving or denying these requests on a case by case basis.


I would love to see what e-resource colleagues think about these issues.





Brenda Keane

Library Serials Coordinator & Archives Technician

Johnson & Wales University

8 Abbott Park Place

Yena Center

Providence, RI 02903





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