Re: Value of database collections Linda Wobbe 06 Dec 2009 03:07 UTC

Hi Carol,

My institution is a subscriber to several TESOL Journals
AND to Education Full Text.   Our students and faculty
would be delighted if your journals were included in
Education Full Text.  The aggregator databases with their
excellent indexing, superb search capabilities, and ease
of use still have value, and our students always start
their research there.  If you want your journals to have
the most impact, please say "yes" to H.W. Wilson.  If H.W.
Wilson is asking that your journals be included in
Education Full Text, it is probably because their
customers are hounding them, and their advisory committee
has noticed your high quality content.

Take the compliment, and say yes to H.W. Wilson.  Our
students and faculty will appreciate it!



On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:56:10 -0500
  Carol Edwards <CEdwards@TESOL.ORG> 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.

Linda Wobbe
Head, Collection Management
Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road; PO Box 4290
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