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Re: OCLCs eSerials service Gunnarson, Martha (23 Oct 2008 13:48 UTC)

Re: OCLCs eSerials service Gunnarson, Martha 23 Oct 2008 13:48 UTC

I agree with everyone that it is simple and worthwhile. The only issue we've had is that because it is run once a month, holdings on deleted titles are not removed immediately. ILL frequently alerts me to titles from which our holdings need to be removed.

Martha Gunnarson | Assistant Director and Serials Librarian | Gordon Library, WPI | mg@wpi.edu | http://www.wpi.edu/+library

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Steven C Shadle
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Subject: Re: [SERIALST] OCLCs eSerials service

It really is as simple as it reads.  You'll want to check some holdings in OCLC the month after you set it up to confirm it's really working, but it is very straightforward.

Steve Shadle/Serials Access Librarian  *****  shadle@u.washington.edu
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On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Janice Ouellette wrote:

> Hello all,
> We've just upgraded to Voyage-7; installed new clients, etc.  Now I have a question about OCLCs eSerials updating service.
> Setting up this automatic updating service seems straight forward. Is it really as simple as it reads? We use Serials Solutions and I know I need to activate such service with them also. Are there hidden costs I'm missing? Are there cautions anyone can share? Is this service 'worth the effort'?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Jan Ouellette
> Periodicals Librarian
> Fitchburg State College
>