News, events and resources from the Drexel University Libraries related to chemistry.

Monday, May 23, 2005

What is Your Role in the Scholarly Communication Cycle--What Should it Be?

Thursday, May 19, we had our 4th and final speaker of the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Speaker Series for 2005. Power point links to all four presentations can be found at:

In today's Wall Street Journal a timely article on the cost of scholarly communications these days and what some of your colleagues are doing about it:

Peer Pressure: Scholarly Journals' Premier Status Is Diluted by Web;
More Research Is Free Online Amid Spurt of Start-Ups;
Publishers' Profits at Risk;
A Revolt on UC's Campuses
Bernard Wysocki Jr.. Wall Street Journal. (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: May 23, 2005. pg. A.1

Check out the article at:

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Journal Title Searching now via Library Catalog

The libraries have now implemented "one-stop shopping" for journal titles in the Library Catalog. Records for electronic journals have been added to the catalog, allowing use of the full range of catalog search options for both print and online journal. "Journal Search" links throughout the library web site will now point to a search page that offers searching of our complete journal collection by title, keyword or ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). The alphabetical lists of electronic journals is still offered for those use to that option.

Catalog search results will include both print and electronic versions of a journal title, depending on what is included in our collection. Electronic Journal listings (labelled with "[Electronic Resource]") will link to an SFX menu, listing the available electronic sources.

Any questions or problems please feel free to contact me.