Re: Value of database collections Lori Fenton 04 Dec 2009 16:14 UTC


Based on our library's perspective, I would say these databases are
definitely of value. The Wilson Web suite of full-text databases to
which we subscribe is our highest usage vendor. Our undergraduate
students use it very heavily. Also, we have a growing population of
international students as well as a study-abroad program both of which
might benefit from your particular association journal. Washburn is a
public, 4-year university with an FTE of about 6000.

Hope this helps.


Lori R. Fenton
Periodicals/Electronic Resources
Washburn University Mabee Library
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka KS 66621
Ph. 785-670-1984

Carol Edwards wrote:
> I have a fairly basic question that I would appreciate getting the
> library perspective on. I have been approached by The Wilson Company to
> license our association journal for inclusion in the Education Full Text
> Database. I would like to know if these types of databases are of value,
> and do libraries subscribe to them? Do they still serve a purpose in
> this age of large platforms like Ingenta and endless linking through
> CrossRef?
> Thank you,
> /Carol Edwards///
> Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.