Re: Print journal issues - What are you doing with them? John Lucas 26 Sep 2008 21:10 UTC

Hello Cynthia and All.

Library Type:  Medical

Of course there are are always specific exceptions, However:
<<1.  Keep the print issues for that journal? ?>>

YES.  If we are NOT guaranteed access to the electronic (ie. Available on our LOCKSS system ; Part of PubMed Central ; JSTOR etc)

<<2. If you keep the issues, do you check them it?>>

YES.  We do check them in.  As a state Institution, when audited, we have to show something for having used state funds for the subscriptions.   (Check the Serialist Archives for Issue Checkin.  Others have explained it more eloquently than I)

<<3. If you keep the issues, so you bind them?>>

YES to Bind: (In most Cases)
         Extreme Example.  Diabetes  Starting with the July 2008 issue, issues will be archived on PubMed Central and be available after a 12 months embargo.

2009 Price:
Print + online to 5 IP specific addresses (workstations) = $ 709.00
Site wide access is available (no print issues included) = at $1695

If you are scrambling to save money to buy as much as you can which would you chose?

NO to Bind:  Examples
     PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences   This title is free without registration after a 6 months embargo.  The title is also availble on PubMed Central.  2009 Print Only price $ 2,095.00    Online Only $ 2,400.00.   Difference of $ 305.00. Last year the difference was much greater.

Titles are guaranteed accessible on PubMed Central after time period AND there is NO Online only rates.

Journal of the Amer. Med. Informatics Ass. (Embargo: 12 m.) PubMed
Genes & development Free after  6 m. Tier 3
Genome Research Free after  6 m. Tier 3
American journal of pathology.  Free after 6 mo.

Just letting off some frustration so my weekend will be a little better.

With Best Wishes for a Great Rest of Your Life (in this or any combination of other [and / or] Reincarnation ; Reality ; Universe ; Dimension.

John Lucas

Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Jackson, MS 39216-4505

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>>> Cynthia Koman <KomanC@MAIL.AMC.EDU> 9/26/2008 3:27:24 PM >>>
*Please excuse cross-postings.*


I was wondering if those of you who receive both print and electronic
for a journal title:

1.  Keep the print issues for that journal?
2. If you keep the issues, do you check them it?
3. If you keep the issues, so you bind them?

Any information that can be provided would be helpful.


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