Re: Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of New York Times and Wall Street J. ? Regina McEneaney 14 Nov 2006 21:23 UTC

Suffolk Community College has cancelled microfilm to many journals that
are online but NOT to the major newspapers.  We still get the print and
the microfilm to 4-5 newspapers.

Regina McEneaney
Suffolk Co. Comm. College
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY.  11784

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Sandy Beehler
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of
New York Times and Wall Street J. ?

we've considered cancelling the NYT microfilm, which costs $5000 a year,

but even after I did a 3 month use study that showed very little use of
the film, the selectors wouldn't agree to cancel it.   The feeling is
that the online does not have all the content that MF does. sandy

Tian Zhang wrote:
> It is time for our library to renew our microfilm subscriptions now. I

> just wonder whether the other academic libraries still subscribe the
> microfilms of the two newspapers if they are available online from
> databases such as ProQuest, which the library subscribes too.
> I am thinking of canceling the microfilms which means we will stop the

> collection of these two newspapers since they published. I am not sure

> this is a correct decision or not. I would appreciate it very much if
> you please share with me about your libraries decisions.
> Thank you.
> Tian X. Zhang
> Serials Librarian
> St. John's University Library
> 8000 Utopia Parkway
> Queens, NY 11439
> Tel. 718 990-5082
> fax. 718 990-5938

Sandra A. Beehler
Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR  97219-7899
Tel:  503-768-7268
Fax:  503-768-7282