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Expired Online Subscriptions Means of Checking Status -- Jennifer Vigil Stephen Clark 01 May 2002 15:07 UTC

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Subject: Expired Online Subscriptions Means of Checking Status
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 07:55:00 -0700
From: Jennifer Vigil <jvigil@BURNHAM.ORG>

Often times when one of our subscriptions does not renew properly or there
is a problem with the subscription the only way I hear about it is when a
patron tells me our access has been cut off or has expired etc... I would
like to avoid this and know there is a problem before it effects our
users.  Does anyone know of a program that would run on a monthly basis
that would actually go in and try to download an article and if it can't
would notify me of a problem with the subscription.  I am looking for
something that does more than just check the URL link, but would also
verify access.  In the past I usually manually check links but as our
electronic collection grows this has become very time consuming.  Do any
of the serials management products provide this type of service?  I would
appreciate hearing what other people do in this situation.

Thanks in advance,
Jennifer Vigil
Burnham Institute Library