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2016/04/30     來源:JMLA閱讀原文

Finding alternatives when a major database is gone
Estelle Hu, MLIS, AHIP

ABSTRACT
Question

What to do when a major database ceases publication?

Setting

An urban, academic health sciences library with four campuses serves a university health sciences system, a college of medicine, and five other health sciences colleges.

Methods

Usage statistics of each e-book title in the resource were carefully analyzed. Purchase decisions were made based on the assessment of usage.

Results

Sustainable resources were acquired from other vendors, with perpetual access for library users.

Conclusion

This systematic process of finding alternative resources is an example of librarians' persistence in acquiring perpetual electronic resources when a major resource is cancelled.

瀏覽全文:J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Apr; 104(2): 150–153. (doi:  10.3163/1536-5050.104.2.011)

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