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Re: Managing free access journals Pennington, Buddy D. 02 Aug 2007 14:33 UTC

We use Serials Solutions to provide access to our electronic journals
and include those that are freely available.  Serials Solutions includes
a number of subject-based collections as well as a Government Documents
collection, the DOAJ titles and a HighWire Press free access collection.

Because of the more volatile nature of these titles, we have inserted a
note indicating that the free access to these titles may change without
notice and providing a link for users to contact the library if they
experience problems accessing one of these titles.  If we can confirm
that the title is no longer freely available we then contact Serials
Solutions to have the title removed from the freely available collection
or we can turn it off ourselves.

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University Libraries
800 East 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Arlene Freed
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Managing free access journals

We use Ebsco's AtoZ link resolver because we can have all our full text
journals (free or licensed) in one place and because we can add/delete
whole collections at a time e.g. PubMed Central.  Access to the licensed
journals is only available through our portal.

Arlene Freed, MLS, AHIP
Manager, Web-Based Resources
Health Science Libraries
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St.
Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 545-2416

>>> "Nada Jensen, MALS" <njense@MIDWESTERN.EDU> 8/1/2007 2:03 PM >>>
We would like to provide links to open source journals from our web page
catalog.  I would appreciate hearing how your library manages such free
access journals.  Do you include them on your web page/catalog?  Is
there a
comprehensive list of free access journals available?  How do you keep
of them?  Any suggestions on how to start such a project would be really

appreciate.  Please reply to