Serials control has been described as being like "nailing jello to the wall." Electronic journals add (or is it take away?) a whole new dimension to the librarian's life.
In this presentation, I will take a look at some of the issues involved in setting up (and maintaining) access to e-journals.
Will the new paperless journals make your life easier?
Finding out what’s available
How much will it cost?
How consortial agreements can help keep costs in line
Freebies - are they any good?
Good things come to those who wait - new options appear on the horizon
What kind of access is available?
Is pay-per-view a better option?
Dealing with license agreements
Troubleshooting the connections
Making the journals available to patrons - home grown and commercial services
Troubleshooting the patrons
What about checking in the issues?
Interlibrary loan issues
“Paper or plastic?” -- Print plus online, or online only?
Who do you trust? -- What to do about those back runs of the print
Statistics - the good, the bad, and the really ugly
Just when you thought you had it all together - renewal time!
- Serials Control
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/martha_gunnarson/1/