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Re: Virtual Periodicals Room ? Howlett, Lee Ann 05 Oct 2006 18:47 UTC

I feel that I should add my voice
to that of Mr. Wesseling.  I am
very interested in how this project

I work at a multi-campus university
that not only shares electronic
resources among our own libraries
but also participates in a consortia
with other state university libraries.
What might work for a single campus library
may not be applicable to our situation
but I would love to hear other people's

Lee Ann Howlett
Lee Ann Howlett, MA
Head, Serials Dept.
Shimberg Health Sciences Library
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 31
Tampa, FL  33612
(813) 974-9080
(813) 974-7032 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Michel G Wesseling
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Virtual Periodicals Room ?

Dear Marilyn and other Serialists,

This is really something of great interest to all libraries. We need
means for our academic staff and students to browse through the newest
but also back issues of their favourite journals and a pplain TOC is not
what they like.

I am sorry to confess that I do not have creative ideas in this area,
but I will certainly follow this discussion and be extremely interested
in libraries that have experimented or set up sites.

Look forward to an encouraging and creative discussion,
Michel Wesseling
Institute of Social Studies (Den Haag, NL)
Head of Library and IT Services

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Marilyn Creamer
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 3:34 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Virtual Periodicals Room ?


As more and more of our journals are accessed online, and fewer and
fewer of our subscriptions include print, we are thinking about
innovative ways of displaying journals to our users.

As we begin thinking about this "Virtual Periodicals Room," our
primary audience is faculty.  We're envisioning a graphically-rich
display, beyond A-Z lists and subject pages, perhaps pulling data
from several sources: catalog, electronic resource module, journal
management services, etc.  I'm wondering if anyone would like to share


Marilyn Creamer
Serials Specialist
Haverford College Library
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford  PA  19041-1392  USA
( 610-896-1168        fax: 610-896-1102