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Re: Highwire Free Online Access Stokes, Judith (19 Mar 2009 13:11 UTC)

Re: Highwire Free Online Access Stokes, Judith 19 Mar 2009 13:11 UTC

Hi,

We decided, several years ago, that we don't have room to keep all our old science journals. So except for a few titles, we let them go when they are over 20 years old and we use ILL for the occasional older article anyone here wants. Next time I weed, I will check online for freely accessible back-files and see if I can clear enough shelf space by only withdrawing the over-20-year-old volumes of journals that are available online.

We also do not retain print versions of journals that are in JSTOR, and that clears a good deal of space for us.

Good luck,

Judith Stokes

Judith E. Stokes
Serials/E-resources Librarian
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991
401.456.8165

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True. We only give away print issues when they are available in JSTOR and some in EBSCO.

Regards,

Julia Wang

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Julia Wang

Acquisitions/Serials Librarian

Greenlease Library

Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64110

Tel: 816-501-4143

Fax 816-501-4666

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Hi Pam

I wouldn't necessarily.  Although Highwire backfiles have been

reasonably stable, there have been instances where things completely

changed and access was lost.  So I wouldn't risk it unless it was for

something we'd licensed and/or subscribed to.

Regards

Louise

Louise Cole

Senior Information Advisor (Collections)

Nightingale Centre, Kingston Hill Campus

Kingston University

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT2 7LB

Email louise.cole@kingston.ac.uk

Telephone 020 8417 5383

Fax 020 8417 5312

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Subject: [SERIALST] Highwire Free Online Access

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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