Re: Using 'aggregator' services Judy Oswood 03 Feb 1998 18:16 UTC

At 11:58 AM 02/03/98 Helen M. Aiello <haiello@WESLEYAN.EDU> wrote:

>I have a very general question for my serial colleagues:  What are
>libraries doing to offset the costs of aggregator services (such as OCLC
>Electronic Collections online, Blackwells' Navigator services, Swets, etc.).
>Are they simply absorbing these costs into their 'technology' portion of
>the budget?  Are they absorbing the costs via cancellations of other
>serials?  Reallocating money from their binding budgets? Is the impact of
>these additional costs not a factor?

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, we have made deep cuts in the
periodical hardcopy subscriptions over the last few years, both from budget
cuts and making the item available through other resources.

Judith Oswood
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bibliographic Access Management