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Re: Chemical Abstracts (Arlene Weible) Marcia Tuttle 31 Jan 1996 18:50 UTC

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Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 08:39:03 -0800
From: Arlene Weible <aweible@WILLAMETTE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Chemical Abstracts (Judi Shaffer)

We were given the exact opposite information from the American Chemical
Society. Accreditation would not be affected by cancellation of the print
version of Chem Abstracts, as long as access was provided to the online
database. I suggest you re-contact the ACS-- attitudes have definitely
changed regarding the need for the paper version.

We cancelled our print subscription, and have received virtually no

Arlene Weible
Periodicals and Government Documents Librarian
Willamette University
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-375-5343
Fax: 503-370-6141
Internet address:

On Wed, 31 Jan 1996, Marcia Tuttle wrote:

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> Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 10:20:02 -0600
> From: Judi Shaffer <SHAFFERJ@EMAIL.UAH.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Chemical Abstracts (Rolly Harwell)
> We did a serials review last year in preparation for necessary cuts this
> year.  One thing our Chemistry Department really wanted to do was cancel
> our subscription to the hard copy of Chem Abs and substitute online access
> through Dialog.  However, they were told by the AMS that this would not
> suffice for accreditation purposes so they decided to keep the
> subscription.
> As I did not personally talk to the AMS and can only pass this on as
> hearsay.  But, I would strongly suggest that you or your Chemistry Dept.
> check this out very carefully.  You would not want to do anything that
> would put the accreditation of the dept in jeopardy.
> Judi Shaffer
> Head of Serials and Document Delivery
> University of Alabama in Huntsville