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Re: Highwire Free Online Access Andrea Imre (23 Mar 2009 20:23 UTC)

Re: Highwire Free Online Access Andrea Imre 23 Mar 2009 20:23 UTC

We all need LOCKSS boxes to preserve online content (even for Highwire
content).  Journal transfers, platform changes are all too common in the
publishing business.  Highwire is excellent and offers a lot of free
content but haven't we seen enough society publications transferred to
commercial publishers?  There is no guarantee for continued online
access. Fortunately Highwire publications allow the use of LOCKSS

Andrea Imre
Electronic Resources Librarian
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Morris Library
605 Agriculture Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901
phone: 618-453-4339
fax:  618-453-3452

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Georgia Baugh
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Highwire Free Online Access

Nothing is forever--at least in the online serials world. A title can
be moved to another online publisher and access lost or the free access
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
> Highwire.  I am not sure if these journals are technically open
> The Highwire journals I am referring to are the titles where "all
> 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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