Pamela and list members,
I thought you might be interested to know that OCLC is currently
piloting a service to automatically set journal-title level holdings in
WorldCat for individual electronic journals and journals available in
aggregated databases. We are pleased to be working with TDNet, EBSCO,
Serials Solutions and Ex Libris to test this service concept with 21
libraries through the spring of 2006. During the pilot, OCLC is
receiving holdings data each month from TDNet, EBSCO and Serials
Solutions, as well as directly from two SFX libraries representing pilot
library eSerials collections. OCLC uses this data to set and update
level-one holdings on approximately 31,000 WorldCat bibliographic
records without adding to library work loads.
By setting and maintaining the holdings in WorldCat, library staff and
patrons can easily locate eSerials held by the library through OCLC's
discovery platform, including FirstSearch and Open WorldCat. Because
the collection is visible in OCLC Resource Sharing, ILL librarians are
able to fulfill more internal ILL requests from local collections.
Pilot libraries have registered their OpenURL resolvers with OCLC,
facilitating linking to full text. These are just a few of the
More information is available at
<http://www.oclc.org/productworks/eserialspilot.htm> . If you have any
questions, please email me off-list.
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 12:52:25 -0500
From: Pamela Contakos <pamela.contakos@SIT.EDU>
I have a question about e-journals. As our periodicals collection moves
away from print and more into electronic I see our loaning rate going
down. Do you add holdings to OCLC for e-journals that you own and that
your license agreement states that you can interlibrary loan from? If
so, how do you keep track of them all and make updates as needed?
Thanks for your input.
Donald B. Watt Library
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301