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RE: electronic of microfilm for ILL?
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- Subject: RE: electronic of microfilm for ILL?
- From: "Richard R. Dupont" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 14:28:28 EST
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You will still need to subscribe to some paper journals that are not in any electronic format. Also, I have been very careful about eliminating a subscription in lieu of electronic access. I emphasize the word "access." You will no longer own the information, you will be licensing it. I consider the cost of archiving, especially microform, in any decision like this. I had the unpleasant situation of replacing back files of a journal subscription we had eliminated. Last year, a publisher decided to remove electronic access, including all back files to one of its journals. We had to resubscribe and buy microfiche backfiles. Each title needs to be evaluated individually. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Resnick, Rachel Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 5:13 PM To: 'email@example.com' Subject: electronic of microfilm for ILL? 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 215-345-2310 215-345-2541 (fax) PAUDOA