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"Esparza, Julia" <[log in to unmask]>
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Esparza, Julia
Mon, 14 May 2001 12:55:01 -0400
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May 14, 2001

I am very interested in this post.  I am wondering why we might pay a
service like SerialSolutions to give us a list of journals in html format
from a database aggregator.  This is something the aggregators should be
giving to us for using their services.

When I saw the post I thought that this might be the solution to the
countless hours of reviewing contracts and filling out registration forms
for me.  However, I was disappointed to see that they state in their FAQ:

"Because these subscriptions often vary from library to library, we need to
receive this data directly from the library. If there are changes to this
information, the library must let us know, and we will incorporate it in the
next report that we run for them."

Now tell me what good that does.  As a small special library with a lot of
e-journals directly, we see no reason to pay twice for the information that
comes with our print subscription by buying from an aggregator.

Also, as I said before.  The aggregators should be supplying this
information.  It is sad to see that we can't demand it.

**My opinion are my own and in no way reflect ECRI policy.**

Julie Esparza
ECRI - a non profit health services research institute
5200 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298
610.825.6000 Ext. 5184 Voice
610.834.7366 Fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Lorbeer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 3:49 PM
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Subject: Electronic Journal Tracking Services

Friday, May 11, 2001

My library is investigating an electronic journal tracking service, like
SerialSSolutions.  Is anyone using this type of service to manage their
e-journals, and if so, which company?  Any hint on cost and type of services
provided.  Any information will be helpful.

Thank you,

Liz Lorbeer
Collection Development Librarian @ Library of Rush University
312-942-2282 (8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. CT)
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