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Re: Popular magazines going digital advice Meredith Crosby (22 Jul 2009 10:29 UTC)

Re: Popular magazines going digital advice Meredith Crosby 22 Jul 2009 10:29 UTC

Hello,
Our network libraries (mostly public) would also be interested in this.

On 21 Jul 2009 at 16:49, Dieden, Cynthia wrote:

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> Hello-
> I work at a public library and with the economic downturn,we've been
> noticing a lot of
> magazines (general interest, parenting, crafts etc - the kind public
> libraries often have) are
> starting to offer their magazine in digital format only. At one
> time, the digital only titles tended
> to be scholarly or highly niche oriented, but now PC Magazine,
> Disney's FamilyFunand others
> are going that route soweare facing this issue  Usually, the
> publishers will offer one log in per
> subscription so we are left with some concerns.Do we keepreceiving
> it, do we offer access and,
> if so, how do we offer access?
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> I'm wondering how other libraries are handling this or have handled
> it. No longer offering the
> magazine? Setting up accounts for popular magazines and having staff
> interation for passwords
> and user names? Setting up a special station? Any thoughts, advice,
> ideas or innovations are
> welcome. Thanks!
>
> Cynthia Dieden
> Collection Specialist Librarian/Periodicals Supervisor
> Mount Prospect Public Library
> cdieden@mppl.org
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> Opinions expressed are those of the sender and not of Mount Prospect
> Public Library
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Meredith Crosby
Database Cataloger
Old Colony Library Network
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Braintree, MA 02184
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