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Re: Science Direct and Serial Solutions van Sickle, Jennifer (05 Dec 2007 20:32 UTC)

Re: Science Direct and Serial Solutions van Sickle, Jennifer 05 Dec 2007 20:32 UTC

For our OPAC, we only added subscribed titles or holdings for titles
that we did subscribe to (but no longer do).  We also provide desktop
document delivery for selected departments, but this is for faculty only
via login/password.  This service has worked very well so far.

We are not currently adding unsubscribed titles to our SS profile.
Students may continue to request articles not held at Trinity via ILL.

-Jennifer

Jennifer van Sickle
Serials Librarian & Sciences Coordinator
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106

jennifer.vansickle@trincoll.edu

phone: 860-297-2250
fax: 860-297-2251

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Wies, Loraine M.
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:22 PM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [SERIALST] Science Direct and Serial Solutions

Greetings!

We have just completed a periodicals cancellation project which has now
coincided with our need to find an alternative to Science Direct Web
Editions. Our decision has been to go with a customized list of e-only
titles with a backfile.  To ease faculty concerns that they were losing
access to core titles we were cancelling, we had assured them they could
have desktop document delivery to those titles. Our question now is, as
Serial Solution users, do we list all of Elsevier's available titles in
our A-Z list (something I'm sure they would love!) or do we just limit
the A-Z listings to those titles we had access to and allow serendipity
to take care of the rest? We encourage access to titles through our A-Z
list vs our OPAC.

We were wondering how anyone else who may be in a similar situation has
handled access to unsubscribed titles for which you are willing- but not
necessarily anxious-  to offer desktop document delivery for?

Thanks in advance!

Loraine M. Wies

Acquisitions/Periodicals Librarian

Schaffer Library

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308

Tel# 518-388-6689

Fax# 518- 388-6619

wiesl@union.edu