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Re: WSJ...was Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of New York Times and Wall Str Dana Belcher (15 Nov 2006 14:19 UTC)

Re: WSJ...was Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of New York Times and Wall Str Dana Belcher 15 Nov 2006 14:19 UTC

WSJ does not grant institutional online subscriptions.  It took me 3
months of phone calls, emails, and very poor customer service to find
this out.

Dana Belcher
Assistant Library Director
Acquisitions/Periodicals Librarian
East Central University
Linscheid Library
1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820
580-310-5564
dbelcher@ecok.edu

>>> "Pamela Contakos" <pamela.contakos@SIT.EDU> 11/15/2006 8:05 am >>>
Speaking of the Wall Street Journal, those of you who have it online,
where do you get it from? We have been trying to get an online
subscription to it and the databases that have it are very expensive. I
tried to contact the publisher to get an institutional online
subscription and never heard back from them despite repeated attempts.

--
Pamela Contakos
Assistant Director
Donald B. Watt Library
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802)258-3356
pamela.contakos@sit.edu

On 11/15/2006 8:50 AM, Hill, Katherine <Hillk@ECC.EDU> wrote:
>This is a very good question.  We are a community college and
cancelled
>the microfilm subscriptions to almost everything a few years ago.
> We
>felt the cost was excessive given the amount of use.  This was a
>difficult decision even for a 2 year institution.  We share a pool
>of
>databases within the SUNY library system, so coverage varies from
>year
>to year depending on the decisions of the group.  We have online
>access
>to the NYT and even though the coverage is incomplete, it is
sufficient
>for our needs.
>
>However, we do not have access to the WSJ.  Can anyone advise us
>on the
>best way to get online access?  Order direct or through a vendor?
>
>
>I wouldn't put the money into microfilm, because students are so
>computer-focused that they want everything online.  The considerable
>savings from canceling film have gone into the online databases and
>also
>into upgrading our audiovisual collection.
>
>Katherine H. Hill
>Department Chair, North Campus Library
>Erie Community College
>6205 Main Street
>Williamsville, NY 14221
>(716)851-1278
>
>
>