Re: Order records for e-journals Barbara Pope 11 May 2009 15:34 UTC

Hi, Patricia.  This sounds like a lot of work to keep up with.  JSTOR
does not have a lot of titles, but do you do this with other databases,
like from Ebsco, Gale, etc., where the databases gives you access to
thousands of journals?  Journal titles change frequently, so you
information in the acquisitions module would have to change frequently
as well.  I am interested in hearing more about this.  Please post to
the list.

Barbara Pope
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762

Glasson, Patricia A wrote:
> Hello,
> We're wondering how other libraries handle large e-journal packages such
> as JSTOR in their acquisitions module.
> It has been the policy here to create an order record for every title in
> each package. This is done so that acquisitions staff can determine the
> source of each e-journal and see a list of titles included in each
> package.
> We use SFX and are implementing MARCit!, Ex Libris' MARC record service
> for e-journals. The new workflow makes it difficult to get an order
> record on every e-journal title, and our systems administrator thinks
> questions about order source and package content can be determined using
> SFX. But our acquisitions staff want to be able to see that information
> within the acquisitions module and are not comfortable with the idea of
> abandoning order records for every e-journal title.
> Any advice, suggestions, cautions, etc., on the pros and cons of order
> records for e-journals would be much appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Patty Glasson
> Serials Cataloging Specialist
> Purdue University
> 765-494-2811