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.

Tracey Thompson
Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
(p) 575-646-8093
(f) 575-646-7477

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] 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.

Irena Kavalek
U.S. Geological Survey Library
Reston, VA