Re: Serials Solutions vs. SFX Kumiko Vezina 29 Mar 2010 16:55 UTC

Serials Solutions can use moving walls. In the Serials Solutions database, the coverage date would appear as: 1907 -

And our A-Z ejournal portal (that is generated by Serials Solutions) would display this to our users:

	American journal of international law  (0002-9300)
	from 1907 to present in JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection

And in our OPAC, the bib record would show this

	Years available  	 Connect to full-text
	01 Jan. 1907-	 JSTOR arts and sciences I collection

BTW, we obtain our MARC records on a monthly basis from Serials Solutions, so the content of our OPAC is reasonably up to date. We could obtain the MARC records every two weeks but this service would cost more.


Mrs. Kumiko Vézina
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Concordia University Libraries
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Platkowski, Melissa
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Serials Solutions vs. SFX

I don't know about this, but it drives me crazy that Ex Libris doesn't just use a moving wall for titles in JStor.  That would make so much more sense!  Then they'd only have to change them when the wall moves, instead of every year.

Melissa Platkowski

Electronic Resources Librarian
David A. Cofrin Library
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Mark Hemhauser
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Serials Solutions vs. SFX

We use SFX from Ex Libris as our link resolver. I am wondering how
Serials Solutions handles the JSTOR packages. SFX shows the beginning
and ending years--1911-2006, for example. Every year, unknown when, Ex
Libris will update the latest year so the threshold would read
1911-2007. It's the end of March and any title I check seems to have the
newly added year at JSTOR, but SFX is behind. How much more current is
Serials Solutions with the JSTOR collections?


Mark Hemhauser
Coordinator, Continuing and Electronic Resources
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD   20742

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