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Re: electronic access question Ginanni, Katy (27 Apr 2009 20:04 UTC)

Re: electronic access question Ginanni, Katy 27 Apr 2009 20:04 UTC

I usually take the time to write the editor/publisher and request that
they consider providing access via IP authentication.  This may take
some time, depending on how much education the editor/publisher needs.
:)  But I think that the more of us make this request, the more likely
they are to provide it.

If the editor/publisher cannot or will not provide access via IP
authentication, I consult the appropriate librarian liaison to determine
how critical the journal is to the academic department.  We also check
to see if we have access via some other source (still have print? in a
full text database? in JSTOR or other archive?).  We often end up
cancelling the online subscription, because maintaining
usernames/passwords is so odious.

Katy G.

Katy Ginanni, E-Access & Serials Librarian and liaison to Soc/Anth &
Elizabeth Huth Coates Library
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
210-999-7613 ph.
210-999-8182 fax
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
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Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 9:02 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] electronic access question

Good morning Collective Serials Wisdom,

I'm curious as to what other libraries are doing about access to
electronic serials that will not authenticate except through their own
username/password screens even if they are part of a larger database
such as EJS or NCLive (October and Film score monthly are two examples).
We'd rather not hand out usernames and passwords, nor does our Ref.
librarian want to have to type them in herself each time someone wants
to search these titles (as the publishers seem to think should happen).

Please copy any replies to me, as I'm on digest. Thank you in advance
for your insight!

Sylvia Koontz
Semans Library
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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