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.
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
> 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!
> Pamela L. O'Brien
> Library Assistant
> Biomedical Library
> St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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