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Re: electronic of microfilm for ILL?

At the California Digital Library we have worked very hard to assure that
we have the ability to print out from the electronic and fulfill a
legitimate interlibrary loan request.  Most of our ejournal licenses do
allow for this; a few do not.

Beverlee A. French  
Associate University Librarian
Director, Shared Content
California Digital Library
University of California
300 Lakeside Drive 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-3550
(510)987-0425  fax:  (510)893-5212
e-mail:  beverlee.french@ucop.edu

At 05:13 PM 1/4/01 -0500, Resnick, Rachel wrote:
>We're under a big space crunch here, plus our staff would like electronic
>access to our subscriptions.  I'd like to switch every subscription over
>to electronic format, but I have heard that most publishers will not allow
>a library to use the electronic format for interlibrary loan--Is that the
>general understanding among you folks, or are there particular publishers
>that give you carte blanche regardless of format?
>Accordingly, in order to comply with electronic licenses and to deal with
>our space limitations, if we are unable to use electronic subscriptions
>for ILL, I was thinking of subscribing to both electronic and microfilm.
>Can I purchase a microfilm version, skipping the print altogether, or do
>most publishers insist that you purchase print and replace it with
>microfilm?  I don't want to have to buy the same journal in three
>formats--we don't have that kind of money. Is it ok to use microfilm for
>ILL if I haven't bought the print version?
>Rachel Resnick, MS
>Manager, Library Services
>Doylestown Hospital
>595 W. State St.
>Doylestown, PA  18901
>215-345-2541 (fax)