Re: Difference between database and electronic serial Ginanni, Katy 01 Oct 2008 14:18 UTC
I don't remember if this was mentioned in the July thread, so I will do so now. I understand the need, from a budgetary and bibliographic perspective, to make a distinction. But I also think it's important for us to remember that many (if not most) of our users do *not* make the distinction. It's just full text to them, made more convenient because it's online and easily accessed. Single journal subscription, publisher package, aggregated full-text database -- the package in which the content is delivered doesn't make any difference to the users.
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Coates Library, Trinity University
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Lori Rotterman
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Difference between database and electronic serial
Check out the thread on this listserv titled "What Do We Call Them?"
from this past July. It includes descriptions of various types of
databases and online access available to libraries.
Dayton Metro Library
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Angelica Freitas
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:51 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Difference between database and electronic serial
Hello Serials people!!!
I have a question!
We all know that eventually most of our print collection will convert
Here at our library we have a budget line for "database" and another for
"serials" (any format, including electronic).
Due to budget constraints, some of my colleagues have decided to "pay"
some of their databases from the serials budget. I am a bit confused by
of this and I would like to know if anyone out there knows the
between a database and electronic journal???
Sorry if I sound confusing
Sarah Lawrence College Library