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Re: Canceling fiche -- 3 messages Stephen Clark 17 Apr 2002 20:13 UTC

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Canceling fiche -- Susan C. Shelly
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:51:27 -0800
From: Phylis Slone <fnpds@AURORA.UAF.EDU>

I can add to the "no problem" vote.  We purchase back issues on mform
to fill in gaps in our holdings regularly, at least annually (usually at
the end of the fiscal year).  I keep a "wish list" of titles and issues
that we would like to order on microfilm or fiche, and i check on the
UMI catalog on line to make sure the titles and issues i want are
Also, I would just like to say that Susan Towsley and Ruth Claxton of
UMI/Bell & Howell/ Proquest are really wonderful to work with, and have
gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me when I have had
questions or problems.
Phylis Slone
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, Periodicals
University of Alaska Fairbanks

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Mergent Industry Review -- Sarah Tusa
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:56:27 -0800

I called Mergents, and they said that each semi-annual issue completely
replaces the issue published previously.

Susan M. Singler
Fairbanks, Alaska

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Mergent -  thanks!
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 15:01:25 -0500
From: Sarah Tusa <Tusa@ALMARK.LAMAR.EDU>
Organization: Lamar University

Thanks to everyone for such quick responses!  My suspicions are
confirmed.  Out with the old!  (I could definitely stand to take a
course in Business Reference materials.)

Thanks again!

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: canceling fiche
>    Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:07:14 -0500
>    From: Susan C Shelly <susancs@GOSHEN.EDU>
> Does anyone know the inner workings of microforms producers who could
> advise me on the wisdom of canceling our titles that are full-text on
> Academic Search Elite (ASE), with the thinking that if ASE drops the
> title (or if we drop ASE), we could request the missing or back issues
> formerly covered by ASE, on microfiche?
> We are suggesting that our departments cancel fiche subscriptions to
> titles now available FT on-line not just in JSTOR and Project MUSE but
> also in databases such as Academic Search Elite (ASE).  This is a
> calculated risk, since titles can come and go from ASE but the titles
> involved are heavily used, such as Scientific American.  Further,  we
> are telling ourselves that if we decide we need the fiche format later,
> we can order it up from UMI.  Thus my question:  How hard is it to get
> past issues on microform if you need to re-subscribe and want to fill in
> gaps?  I am guessing that UMI,  or whatever they call themselves this
> week, would be able to whip out past issues of a title to do this, but I
> have a vague recollection of someone saying it isn't that
> easy--microforms sources don't necessarily do that, especially just for
> one request, etc.
> Sue S.
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> Susan C. Shelly
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