Re: OCLC eSerials Holding Service Koveleskie, Judith 25 Apr 2007 18:59 UTC
We have put our holdings in. The whole process was very smooth. We listed as a not lending but will reproduce. Most of our titles cannot be copied because they are from databases that do not allow it. However, there are a few for which we have individual subscriptions that do allow us to make a paper copy for ILL but not forward electronically. So we decided on this status for a few months to see what would happen. So far I have had about three additional requests a day and could provide only one. Most of the requests are for very current issues, many of which we do not yet have access to, even if we could lend them, because of publisher's embargos. Since there is no way to modify the individual holdings for each title, there doesn't seem to be any way around this, but I'm taking a way and see approach before I become a complete non-lender. And it certainly is helpful to have the record there when borrowing so that I can direct patrons to our own collection without having to check Journal Finder for every request. Judith A. Koveleskie Periodicals Librarian Seton Hill University Reeves Memorial Library 1 Seton Hill Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 724-838-7828 This document may contain confidential information and is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you received it in error, please contact the sender at once and destroy the document. The document may contain information subject to restrictions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts. Such information may not be disclosed or used in any fashion outside the scope of the service for which you are receiving the information. -----Original Message----- From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Beverly Dowdy Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:53 AM To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [SERIALST] OCLC eSerials Holding Service Have any libraries tried the OCLC eSerials Holding Service yet? This is the service where a vendor (Serials Solutions, SFX, etc.) puts your library's holdings for all subscribed electronic resources on the record for the electronic title in OCLC. We are thinking of doing this and setting the default to not lend and not reproduce. The main purpose is for our students, who will see our library's symbol next to an electronic title in WorldCat. What are other libraries' experiences? Beverly A. Dowdy Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK 73034 405-974-2901 ----------------------------------------- **CONFIDENTIALITY** -This email (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information, any unauthorized disclosure or use is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this email from your system. Thank you.