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Re: A & I Database title overlap program? Pennington, Buddy D. 11 May 2004 18:32 UTC

Serials Solutions just added a Journal Overlap Analysis service with its
basic package that allows you to compare title lists in databases
(  Another service is Gold Rush
(  Both have subscription fees.

Buddy Pennington
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri - Kansas City
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Marshall, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:46 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] A & I Database title overlap program?


    I am trying to find out if there is a program available that will
run a comparison of titles indexed between two index and abstract
This can be used as a collection development tool. For example, we would
like to know what percentage of overlap occurs between the
Anthropological Index Online and InfoTrac's OneFile.

I realize that other factors need to be considered when camparing
databases of this nature such as how a database is indexed, but for a
rough estimate of overlap it would be nice to have...

Anyone know of a tool that can do this?

Sue Marshall
Electronic Resources Librarian
Renne Library
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
(406) 994-4313
Fax (406) 994-2851