Re: Decoding e-access Martha Coleman 08 Oct 2008 15:13 UTC

Do you use Ebsco as your serials jobber?  They have an excellent link in Ebsconet called "Access and Registration" with the beginning year of the online version - sorry no volume or issue number.  Once you know the year, though, you can usually find vol/iss on the journal site.  Here is the Access information for Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing:

GROWING - Content from 1997 to current, if available. Amount of content varies by title.
Access to paid content continues if subscription is not renewed.
Software requirements: Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader

Perhaps other jobbers offer the same information.  Perhaps this is what they mean by "just look online."  Hope this helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Batten
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:01 am
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Decoding e-access

> Jeanette,
> We subscribe to a great resource that is also online: FULLTEXT
> SOURCES ONLINE (1040-8258). Paper updates every 6 months and it
> is published by Information Today, Inc. Hope this helps, bb
> Betty Batten, MLS 
> Serials Librarian                    (316) 295-5880 phone
> Edmund Stanley Library         (316) 295-5080 fax
> Friends University
> 2100 W. University
> Wichita, KS  67213
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [] On Behalf Of Skwor, Jeanette
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 9:28 AM
> Subject: [SERIALST] Decoding e-access
> We are newbies to e-access work.
> I have always handled the paper end, the paying, shelving,
> claiming, binding, tracking, processing, etc etc etc end.
> Now I am being asked such questions as, "Who is providing
> access?" "Has access changed?" (when we changed from a print &
> online subscription to an online only). "What dates are we
> supposed to have access to?"
> I don't know. I've never had to know. I'm being told, just
> look online, the info will be there. I am not finding it.
> How do those of you who do this, do it?
> Jeanette L. Skwor
> Serials Dept., Cofrin Library
> University of WI-Green Bay
> 2420 Nicolet Drive
> Green Bay, WI 54311-7003
> "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than
> money will get you through times of no libraries."
> Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

Martha Coleman
Reference/Serials Librarian
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Boreham Library
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith,  AR  72904
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