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Re: switching to online

Without knowing the specifics, the requirement for 2 
subscriptions might be because you have 2 separate and distinct 
campuses.  In that case, one subscription may not allow access by 
two campuses.  If you have a single campus, then I don't 
understand the requirement to maintain two subscriptions. Is 
there an underlying agreement to maintain two copies? Is there a 
cancellation notice requirement?

We have moved many of our print titles to online and I have not 
seen this problem.  Curious.

Mary Seligman
Acquisitions Librarian
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY 11530

>>> "Houeida K. Charara" <houeida.charara@lau.edu.lb> 7/23/2009 7:29 PM >>>

We are in the process of switching our print titles to online. We 
started with those published by major publishers.

We have duplicate copies for a few titles. I informed the 
publishers that I would like to cancel one copy (or subscribe to 
a different title of the same value), and switch the second one 
to online. I was surprised by their reply that we need to switch 
both copies to online.

Can somebody explain to me how a library can justify paying 2 
times for the same title? And how, technically, we can use the 
two online copies of the same title?? Regards,

Houeida Kammouri-Charara
Electronic Resources Librarian
Lebanese American University Libraries
P.O.Box 13-5053 - Chouran Beirut 1102 2801 Lebanon
Phone +961 1 786456 ext. 1817