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Re: Highwire Free Online Access Georgia Baugh (18 Mar 2009 18:48 UTC)

Re: Highwire Free Online Access Georgia Baugh 18 Mar 2009 18:48 UTC

Nothing is forever--at least in the online serials world. A title can always
be moved to another online publisher and access lost or the free access can
be changed or eliminated altogether.

My opinion.

Georgia Baugh
Georgia A. Baugh, M.A., M.A.L.I.S.
Associate Professor/Electronic Resources Reference Librarian
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63128

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 1:06 PM, O'Brien, Pamela
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am wondering how many libraries out there have (or would consider)
> discarding the print holdings of titles that are available free through
> Highwire.  I am not sure if these journals are technically open access.
> The Highwire journals I am referring to are the titles where "all articles"
> are accessible but usually with an embargo period of 3-12 months.
> In the past we have not discarded print holdings unless we purchased a
> backfile and knew they would be available in perpetuity, however, because of
> the possibility of our bound journal area being greatly reduced we are
> looking for other options.
> Would you rely on Highwire access to be available "forever"?
> Thank you!
> Pam
> Pamela L. O'Brien
> Library Assistant
> Biomedical Library
> St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
> 901-595-3389
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