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Subscription Agent Obligations (3 messages) Marcia Tuttle 12 Nov 2003 15:54 UTC

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 15:58:50 +0100
From: KAUFFMANN Jean-Pierre <>
Subject: RE: [SERIALST] Subscription agent obligations

Bonjour Emmanuel

A priori, c'est vous qui serez le mieux placé pour juger de la chose.
Nous n'avons pas de contact direct avec l'éditeur sauf exception.
Nous travaillons avec EBSCO (anciennement Dawson depuis 1974) et en sommes
globalement satisfaits.

Bon courage

Jean-Pierre Kauffmann
Groupe ESSCA
responsable Service information documentation
tél. 02 41 73 47 52

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Emmanuel COLLIER [mailto:e.collier@CITE-SCIENCES.FR]
Envoyé : mercredi 12 novembre 2003 11:24
Objet : [SERIALST] Subscription agent obligations


in my public library, i'm recently in charge of the development of
access to electronic publications.  We have subscribed a contract with
Ebsco for all our subscriptions, paper and electronic.

I would like to now if Ebsco has to manage our accesses  to the
journals or if it's my job to do it.  I red severals articles about it,
mainly americans and they deal with the idea that it could be the role
of the subscription agent.  On the other way, i've found sources that
say it's the role of the serial librarian to do it...  I'm a little bit
lost !

What is your experience with subscription agent with the question of
electronic access management of journals ?

Thanks a lot in advance

Emmanuel Collier
Pôle Science et Société
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Avenue Corentin Carriou, Paris

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:02:16 -0600
From: Nancy Murillo <>
Subject: RE: [SERIALST] Subscription agent obligations

Good question!  We began using Ebsco and their free EJS Basic Service a
few months ago.  It looks like they will set up and authenticate the
online journals that they are able to; the rest is up to us.  I've been
looking at a trial version of their pricey EJS Enhanced package which
supposedly can track online titles that the library needs to

(Does anybody have any opinions about EJS Basic versus EJS Enhanced?
About adding these titles to your SerialsSolutions list?)

In the meantime, I've been going through each of our online titles on
EJS and verifying access.

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

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:17:20 -0500
From: Sandhya D. Srivastava <>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Subscription agent obligations


If you get your subscriptions through Ebsco -- you can also for an extra $1000 get
access to Ebscohost EJS Enhanced version which has within it -- a wonderful tool
called the registration tracker.  I have found this an excellent way to keep track
of online registrations that have been done or are pending.  It is an excellent
resource to keep track of your online subscriptions activation.  It is a functional
tool that allows you to update the Ebscohost EJS service you have.  It is better
sometimes to have this process be a two way street.  A lot of it is independent
librarian work and I like to save the really tough problems for the vendor to help
with.  I believe that if you have EJS a lot of the titles may be on the Ebsco
server.  It is only the ones that are not on their server that you will have to
activate directly through the publisher but the tool to access the subscription
would be EJS.  You should call Ebsco and ask for more information about Ebscohost

Sandhya Srivastava

Sandhya D. Srivastava
Assistant Professor
Serials Librarian
Hofstra University
Axinn Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11550
Telephone: (516) 463 - 5959
Fax: (516) 463 - 6438