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Re: A-Z list more Sandhya Srivastava (17 Mar 2009 15:56 UTC)

Re: A-Z list more Sandhya Srivastava 17 Mar 2009 15:56 UTC

Hi Marguerite and Lori

When users either use only catalog or the A to Z list -- they want a
complete listing so they do not have to search twice.  How else can they be
sure they have searched everything and what they have is the most they can
get?  We put in our electronic resources links in the catalog and we make
sure they show up in the A to Z list.  SerialsSolutions will also at some
point allow Ebooks to appear in the listing as well.

How's that for complete?

Sandhya Srivastava
Electronic Resources Librarian
NYIT
Ssrivast@nyit.edu

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Buck, Marguerite
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:15 AM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [SERIALST] A-Z list more

Lori,

You are making my point about not adding the older historical collection to
our A - Z list. All of these titles are in the library catalog. Many of them
are runs that ended 20 plus years ago. In addition there is serious
consideration to putting them in storage although that has not happened so
far.

We do not have a federated search so in our situation we have to look in two
places, the A - Z list and the library catalog.

I recognize that the one list for everything is a great concept but I also
see that the nature of the A-Z list is to get it immediately.  We added our
current and recently cancelled print to the list so that the complete
holdings would be there but as I work with students I see that they rarely
want the print.

Marguerite Buck

Date:    Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:51:35 -0500

From:    Lori Fenton <lori.fenton@WASHBURN.EDU>

Subject: Re: A - Z lists what is included

Those of you who have everything (or more than just e-journals) in your=20
A-Z lists, are you maintaining it all in your catalog as well? Seems=20 like
a lot of double work. Does a federated search product help reduce=20 the
need for "one place to search for a title?"

Lori R. Fenton

Electronic Resources

Washburn University Mabee Library

1700 SW College Avenue

Topeka KS 66621

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Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 11:24 AM

To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU

Subject: [SERIALST] A - Z lists what is included

I am interested in know what other libraries include in their A - Z lists of
journals. We are using the EBSCO A - Z list but it does not matter what
platform you are using. Of course EBSCO takes care of including all the full
text in our databases. I have added all the current print periodicals but
omitted an historical collection. These titles are in the library catalog
and rarely used. The issue here is whether this collection should be added.

Thanks.

Marguerite Buck

Serials/Reference Librarian

Gabriele Library

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA 19345

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