Re: OCLC eSerials Holding Service Hutchens, Chad 25 Apr 2007 19:32 UTC

We decided to implement this recently as well, but for reasons other
than those mentioned yet.  We are no longer using our OPAC to catalog
e-resources, or to provide access to them either.  Instead we rely upon
our A-Z journals list, and our link resolver knowledge-base to
accomplish these things (for e-resources).  Just as we were changing
this, OCLC announced this new service and it solved the problem of how
to display our e-holdings data without cataloguing every single
electronic item we have access to.  On top of that, we spend almost 90%
of our budget on e-resources so it just makes sense to let people know
we've got this stuff.  For ILL purposes, there is no better way than
this to let OCLC know what we have available.

Like others have said, this was a pretty painless set-up.

Chad E. Hutchens
Electronic Resources Librarian
Montana State University Libraries
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT  59717-3320
(406) 994-4313 phone
(406) 994-2851 fax

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Connie Foster
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] OCLC eSerials Holding Service

We were partners in the testing and I agree that it is painless and
provides useful information not only for ILL but also for our librarians

and others who routinely use WorldCat. Our e-journals are managed
through TDNet and they have been excellent partners too.
Just knowing that by submitting through your serials a-z vendor, etc.
that the OCLC stuff gets done is great. The occasional update files we
get are quick to run.
Connie Foster

Mays, Allison wrote:
> I'm curious about what people hope to accomplish with this service. Is
> this more geared for ILL?
> Allison P. Mays
> Coordinator of Acquisitions & Cataloging
> Millsaps College
> 1701 N. State Street
> Jackson, MS 39210
> 601-974-1083
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> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Vernell Ward
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] OCLC eSerials Holding Service
> Beverly,
> We have been considering this, too. Please let us know what you find
> out.
> Thanks,
> Vernell Ward
> Library Serials
> OBU Box 61309
> 500 W. University
> Shawnee, OK 74804
> 405-878-2255
>>>> Beverly Dowdy <bdowdy@UCOK.EDU> 04/25/07 9:53 AM >>>
> 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
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