Re: Electronic Serials - Title changes Kristina DeShazo 23 Aug 2007 20:19 UTC
Hello Cindy, This is why being a serials librarian requires a healthy sense of humor. It's like herding cats! I don't have a quick or simple answer for you. Here at OHSU we have tackled this problem in the course of loading links through our electronic resource management system (ERMS). Mostly it involves getting lists of titles from a vendor and doing an audit of the links. Yes, I mean title by title. Hopefully, once you find an instance where the link provides previous title access you make the necessary updates in catalog and you don't have to do it again. But there is more at stake here. And I digress. As to *why* the titles are being loaded together is something only the publisher or publishing platform can answer. I assume they feel this is more convenient for the end customer. Unfortunately, it can have devastating effects when those customers are using a database to locate relevant articles and the fulltext link resolver cannot "find" the article in your collection because the publisher has effectively hidden the content. I'm not sure I made myself clear or whether I've answered your question but I would be interested in any response by publishers or platform vendors on this list. Kristi Kristina DeShazo, MLS Electronic Collections Librarian Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Mail Code: LIB Portland, OR 97239-3098 ph: 503-494-1637 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >>> komanc@MAIL.AMC.EDU 8/23/2007 12:47 PM >>> Please excuse cross-postings. *----------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I am wondering if anyone else is has noticed that the electronic version of title changes are not listed separately on publisher's websites? I have noticed on several publisher's websites (Blackwell, Springer, etc.) that title changes show up under the most recent title of that serial, so that the previous title is buried and is not listed separately. Does anyone know why the titles are being clumped together and not being listed separately? This is becoming an increasing issue because as we link to our e-journal collection from our e-journal list. If you have noticed this - how are you handling it? Any information anyone can provide would be helpful. Thanks, Cindy Cynthia L. Koman Serials Librarian Schaffer Library of Health Sciences Albany Medical College email: email@example.com phone: 518-262-6058 ----------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email and any attachments may contain confidential information that is protected by law and is for the sole use of the individuals or entities to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender by replying to this email and destroying all copies of the communication and attachments. Further use, disclosure, copying, distribution of, or reliance upon the contents of this email and attachments is strictly prohibited. To contact Albany Medical Center, or for a copy of our privacy practices, please visit us on the Internet at www.amc.edu.