Re: Highwire Press Free Journals Warren, Bill 13 Mar 2008 15:29 UTC

Esteemed colleagues,

As you are probably aware, many of the titles in the Highwire Press Free
Journals database are actually paid-subscription journals.  They make
their content freely available after a certain length of time, but the
most recent content is reserved for paid subscribers.  So, it is
possible that in some cases your users are trying to gain access to
more-or-less current content of journals in this category, which is
embargoed, and for that reason are denied access.

~Bill Warren
William Warren
Acquisitions Department
Middlebury College Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 USA

fax:  (802) 443-5698
phone:  (802) 443-5489

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Cynthia Young
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Highwire Press Free Journals

Hi Barbara,

We've also had this issue brought to our attention recently.  I
generally refer to the Highwire free title list:

I add a public note to any titles that only give access to "certain

Hope that helps!

Cynthia Young, MLIS
Serials Acquisitions
5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729

"SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum"
<SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU> on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:29 PM -0500
>Hello, everyone.  Our patrons like to use the Highwire Press Database
>and the Highwire Press Free Journals for their research.  We have the
>Highwire Press Free Journals set up in our Serials Solutions A to Z
>and 360 Linker.  The main problem with this is that when patrons click
>on the url to go to an article, it isn't always free.  Some say it is
>free with a registration or something.  Does each individual title
>require a registration.  How do you all handle this problem?
>Thank you.
>Barbara Pope, MALS
>Periodicals/Reference Librarian
>Axe Library
>Pittsburg State University
>1701 S. Broadway
>Pittsburg KS  66762