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
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-----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
Subject: [SERIALST] OCLC eSerials Holding Service

Have any libraries tried the OCLC eSerials Holding Service yet?  This is
service where a vendor (Serials Solutions, SFX, etc.) puts your
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
reproduce.  The main purpose is for our students, who will see our
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


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