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Re: Virtual Periodicals Room ? Kalyani Parthasarathy 09 Oct 2006 15:12 UTC

Ohio State University's Prior Health Sciences Library has a virtual
periodicals room. We do not have a current periodicals room with print
journal issues.

>>From the library's home page,
<>  we have a link to Core25
Resources for journals, books and videos. The Core25 displays the
journal covers and the users can click on the titles to get online
access. It was designed and developed by the library staff (hence the
trademark) to promote the growing collection of online health sciences
resources. This has been very popular and well received among the
library users with many requesting subject-specific Core25 packages.

Kalyani Parthasarathy


Prior Health Sciences Library

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH 43210

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Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Virtual Periodicals Room ?

This might be a good topic to discuss at Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Discussion Group at ALA Mid-winter. I am copying this message
to the Chairs of this DG.

It also might be an interesting topic for a NASIG Informal Discussion
Group. Anyone registered for the NASIG annual conference can suggest a
DG topic.


Virginia Taffurelli
Head of Technical Processing
Science, Industry and Business Library
The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10016-4314
Phone: (212) 592-7234
FAX: (212) 592-7233

Michel G Wesseling <m.wesseling@INTER.NL.NET> wrote:

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

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
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: