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Re: Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of New York Times and Wall Street J. ? Barbara Pope 14 Nov 2006 22:24 UTC

We still have microfilm of both New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
We have some full text access to both of them through databases also.The
problem is that unless you really buy the content, like with the JSTOR
or American Chemical Society full text databases, a title can be dropped
from the database at any time, leaving you without any access.  For
example, we subscribed to some University of Chicago Press titles in
print.  I saw an email sometime earlier about this publisher pulling the
content from all Proquest and Gale databases in 2007 and 2008.  If we
had decided to cancel the titles and just depend on the full text, we
would have no access to those titles after the full text was pulled.

Barbara Pope, MALS
Reference/Periodicals Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762

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