Re: Setting Up Pay-Per-View T Thompson 31 Oct 2008 21:36 UTC
We have a few database that use the pay-per-view model simple because we
cannot afford a subscription. To keep the cost down, we were not including
them in our A-Z list. The only access was to be on the platform already and
choose to change databases. We did add them to the A-Z list this year, and
we have seen a dramatic increase in usage. We may have to remove them.
Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Irena Kavalek
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 1:38 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Setting Up Pay-Per-View
Are there any libraries willing to share "lessons learned" from setting up
a pay-per-view service for their users? We are concerned about providing
easy access while also maintaining some degree of control over the costs.
We are a special library, looking primarily into ScienceDirect as a start.
Thanks for any suggestions.
U.S. Geological Survey Library