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The Faxon Company to Launch Acquire, Supports OCLC Online Collections

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The Faxon Company to Launch Acquire, Supports OCLC Online Collections

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The Faxon Company has announced the launch of a new electronic end-user acquisition system called Faxon Acquire. The system provides access to a comprehensive catalog of current bibliographic and financial data for over 20,000 of the most frequently used journals--both print and electronic--as well as 12,000 book titles, videos, audio tapes, and CD-ROMs. In addition to the complete catalog, Faxon Acquire users can also add titles that are of specific interest to their own organization or library.

With Faxon Acquire, users have complete control to research, order, claim, and renew journal subscriptions or order books and other publications right from their desktops. Users will be able to choose from LAN- and Web-based access options or purchase the stand-alone catalog and link it to their own internal ordering system.

Faxon Acquire offers flexible ordering options, adjustable reporting features, complete claiming capabilities, and flexible payment options.

"Faxon Acquire gives increased control over the entire acquisition process," said Alan Nordman, executive vice president and general manager of the Faxon Illinois Service Center.

Support for OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online

In an unrelated development, The Faxon Company has announced that it has signed a cooperative agreement with OCLC to offer subscriptions to electronic journals available via the new OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online service.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this critical service to our clients. It is a natural extension of our core business, which is to provide the marketplace with access to information, while handling financial transactions and offering the value-added service of acting as intermediary between the client and publisher," said Roy Reinalda, executive vice president of sales and marketing at The Faxon Company.

"One of OCLC's goals in developing Electronic Collections Online was to minimize any disruption to the subscription-management procedures that libraries already have in place for the print version of their journals," said Rick Noble, OCLC vice president of marketing and reference services. "We feel that by working directly with Faxon, OCLC can help libraries continue to enjoy the benefits of their existing relationships."

Electronic Collections Online is designed to provide libraries with a cost-effective solution for accessing, storing, and managing electronic journals. …

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