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Re: Free e-content - what do you do?

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Frances Shipsey <[log in to unmask]>

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An informal open list set up by UKSG - Connecting the Information Community <[log in to unmask]>

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Hello

Like many others who've already replied, we track free open access
journals through the DOAJ in our Serials Solutions e-journals system.

We add selected free resources which are relevant to our collections to
a Library delicious account and we tag them with very broad subject
categories.  http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/eresources/freeresources.aspx

We also catalogue in our LMS any free resources which strongly
complement our collections.  

Our collecting policy for e-resources, including free e-resources, is
set out here
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/collections/policies/general_policy_statem
ent/general_statement_appendix1.aspx 

Best wishes

Frances

Frances Shipsey
E-Services Librarian
Library
London School of Economics and Political Science
10 Portugal Street
London  WC2A 2HD

t: +44(0)20 7955 6915
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-----Original Message-----
From: An informal open list set up by UKSG - Connecting the Information
Community [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah
Halliday
Sent: 10 November 2009 09:29
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Subject: [LIS-E-RESOURCES] Free e-content - what do you do?

Hello 

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
comments):

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
that 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
email:      [log in to unmask] / phone:   01707 285769

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