I try to avoid the hybrid titles if at all possible and will at times not
select collections if they have large numbers of them because it is very
frustrating to undergrads to get led to materials which they can get access
to only parts. That said - there are occasionally a few which I will make
as exceptions with a note.
Our link resolver (SS) is based on titles selected and dates. It does not
deal with hybrids which makes them (the hybrids) to me to have little
value. It is one of the great quandaries when considering open access - if
it is provided via hybrids rather than stand alone OA journals - how does
one get to the content? If I cannot lead users reliably to the content - I
won't provide links.
If anyone was thinking that the available free content was not worth
pursuing - I ran a quick analysis of our free content - easy to do via SS
but it was early this morning and I had a meeting to go to so did not to it.
Here are the numbers on what I track at present -
Title Unique 16876
Total titles tracked 22301
It does overlap more with subscribed titles but there is substantial full
text which is provided - many of which have great value.
Digital Resources Librarian & Coordinator of Digital Initiatives
Colgate University Libraries
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
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On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM, AlanSingleton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I wonder if I could add two related questions? - (and advance apologies for
> my ignorance on this!):
> (i) how do libraries get access to 'freely available' journal papers from
> 'hybrid' OA journals (i.e. ones that are essentially subscription-based,
> will carry some OA material)? - I'm assuming cases where they are
> non-subscribers to the journal.
> (ii) do link resolvers prevent access to these hybrids in some way (i.e. if
> not everything is free)? - if so, can they be reconfigured to allow it?
> Alan Singleton
> Learned Publishing
> The Clock Tower
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> Subject: [LIS-E-RESOURCES] Free e-content - what do you do?
> At the University of Hertfordshire we're undertaking a project to make
> available as much 'free' e-content as possible to our users. We're really
> interested in finding out what other institutions do and would be very
> grateful if you could reply to any or all of the following questions (and
> add any other
> Do you put records for free e-content (such as reports, free to access e-
> books, websites) in your OPAC? If not, how do you make this content
> available to your users?
> What strategy do you use to determine what free content you will make
> available to your users? How do you capture the content?
> If you add records for free content to your OPAC, do you only add items
> have Marc records, or do you create records? If you create records, what
> tools and methodology do you use?
> Do you use a link checker, and if so, which one and how do you rate it?
> Does anyone have experience of using an open source link checker?
> Are you aware of any UK or international forums where free content capture
> is discussed, any JISC or SCONUL initiatives addressing this, and any
> relevant conferences/events featuring this?
> I'll happily summarise responses for the list!
> Many thanks,
> Sarah Halliday
> Assistant Knowledge Consultant (Information Management) Information
> Hertfordshire, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9AB
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