"Canceling" subscriptions--and Wilson Full-text databases (Jennifer Little) Marcia Tuttle 19 Feb 1999 20:22 UTC

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Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:41:27 -0500
From: "Little, Jennifer" <JNLITTLE@TAYLORU.EDU>
Subject: "canceling" subscriptions--and Wilson Full-text databases

We are a small college (FTE 2000), and our library currently subscribes to
700 periodicals.  We are considering "canceling" periodical subscriptions
because we own several of the H.W.. Wilson full-text CD-ROM's.  My
director's rationale is that because we actually own the CD's, we will
always have access to the back issues and there is no reason to continue to
subscribe to the paper issues.  Are there any of you who are subscribe to
the Wilson CD's who are doing something similar?  I know the issue of
dropping subscriptions has been discussed before, but I'm looking for
specific information from libraries who actually house the full-text
information at their libraries.
Thank you for your advice.
Jennifer Little

Jennifer J. Little
        Public Services Librarian
        Zondervan Library               E-mail:  jnlittle@tayloru.edu
        Taylor University               Phone:  (765)998-5243
        Upland, IN 46989                Fax:      (765)998-5569