Volume 8, Number 5 May 2000
Putting it together just right: CSUN library links its electronic holdings through EBSCO
by Doris Small Helfer
LEADING LIBRARIES column focuses on the CSU library at Northridge
joining leading libraries in directly linking cataloged journal
records to online electronic journal articles. Explains that the
Pharos gateway, when complete, should perform "broadcasts" that
integrate electronic journal content with multiple database
searchers. Says that the California State University Journal Access
Core Collection (JACC) specified the journal titles CSU wanted to
access electronically, and EBSCO Subscription Services won the bid
on the RFP. However, states that CSU Northridge's librarians did not
feel that Pharos was ready for implementation and describes how they
worked with EBSCO to make the online subscriptions accessible.
Concludes that the process demonstrates the need for librarians to
work with vendors and systems administrators in order to succeed.
Includes a list of references.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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