maintaining electronic journals holdings information (2 messages) ERCELAA@CTRVAX.VANDERBILT.EDU 04 Sep 2003 19:57 UTC

2 messages:


From: "Krawczyk, Christina" <>
Subject: RE: maintaining electronic journals holdings information
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 14:22:14 -0500

We check links and holdings information at least twice a year, unless we
know the coverage hasn't changed (certain vendors are fairly static in their
coverage, since they provide everything online).  Our PAC has different
fields for full-text and/OR table of contents.  Our licensed coverage is
referenced in the text field, along with our print holdings.  We also
provide an alpha list of, and links to, our e-journals on our Intranet, with
holdings referenced there.

There are lots of places to update and reference, and it takes a few days
each time we do it, but it is worthwhile when our patrons know immediately
that they should be able to get what they need.  This exercise in detailed
holdings is also useful if you link your e-journals to end-user search tools
so that they can search and connect to the full-text seamlessly - the more
complete you are in uploading your e-journal holdings (ISSN plus years
instead of just ISSN), the more precise the results for your patrons.

Christina Krawczyk
Information Specialist
Library & Information Services
25 E. Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60017
PH: 847-391-1483  Fax: 847-391-3330

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zeigler, Amanda [SMTP:azeigle@SANDIA.GOV]
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 11:46 AM
> Subject:      maintaining electronic journals holdings information
> It has recently come to our attention that the electronic journal holdings
> information in our PAC is not as complete as it might be. For example, we
> have not noted when access is for full-text, abstracts only, or some
> combination of the two. I am interested in learning how other libraries go
> about maintaining holdings information for electronic journals. For
> example,
> does someone on your staff periodically check the holdings information for
> each e-journal?
> Replying off list is fine, unless this question is of interest to others
> as
> well.
> Thank you for the information!
> Regards,
> Amanda Zeigler, MLS
> Contract Serials Librarian
> Technical Library
> Sandia National Laboratories
> (505)284-0219


From: "Nancy Murillo" <>
Subject: RE: maintaining electronic journals holdings information
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 14:17:57 -0500

We do not keep track of holdings information in our ejournal records.
We just put the URL in the 856 field.

Nancy Sarah Murillo
Technical Services Librarian
Northeastern Illinois University
Ronald Williams Library
5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL  60625
(773) 442-4454