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Re: Full text articles from H W Wilson's databases Barbara Pope (13 Nov 2007 13:42 UTC)

Re: Full text articles from H W Wilson's databases Barbara Pope 13 Nov 2007 13:42 UTC

We don't depend on aggregated databases for providing full text.  The
access to titles, as well as the degree of access, changes so much that
depending upon those titles to always be in the database is futile.  The
database company may say they offer full text access, but it may be pdf
on one title and html on others.  I don't for sure, but maybe the
publishers of the journals make the rules on what is pdf and html.  The
only print subscriptions we have cancelled as a result of full text
access are those we purchased an online only subscription to or where we
bought a publisher-owned database, such as Sage Full text Collections,
American Chemical Society, and APA Psycarticles.

Sincerely,

Barbara Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762
620-235-4884
bpope@pittstate.edu

Rachel BenEliezer wrote:
> Dear Librarians,
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> A couple of years ago we purchased the H.W.Wilson Science Fulltext
> database. Lately I have noticed that a number of journals that should
> have so called "full text" (PDF) are missing graphs, pictures and
> tables. So in fact "full text" is not really full text which also means
> that cancelling the print version would be out of the question. How does
> one go about checking which journals are affected? Is it just a random
> check?
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> Is this policy deliberate on the part of the publisher or the
> aggregator? If so why - copyright reasons? or to ensure continued
> revenue through individual subscriptions.
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> I mention Wilson but I think this probably happens with other databases
> too.
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> I would be interested to hear your comments.
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> Rachel Ben-Eliezer
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> Serials Librarian and Interlibrary Loan Services
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> David Yellin College of Education Library
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> POB 3578
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> Jerusalem, ISRAEL
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> Tel.: 02-6558180
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> Fax.: 02-6521548
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> E-Mail: rachelb@dyellin.ac.il
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