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Academic Press Full Text Now Accessible from OCLC FirstSearch

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Academic Press Full Text Now Accessible from OCLC FirstSearch

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OCLC has announced that full-text articles from the 175 journals in the Academic Press (AP) IDEAL collection are now available directly from OCLC's server in Dublin, Ohio, through the OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online service. OCLC is the first journal aggregator providing access to the Academic Press full text from its own server, according to the announcement.

"We look at this as a win-win situation for Academic Press, OCLC, and the library community," said Pieter Bolman, president, Academic Press. "It will enable Academic Press to better serve libraries that want the AP content but wish to use the Electronic Collections Online interface. Academic Press is particularly pleased that OCLC is making every effort to preserve publisher and journal identity, while at the same time integrating content from many publishers. IDEAL subscribers will still, however, enjoy the flexibility to choose access either directly to one of the IDEAL servers or via the OCLC Electronic Collections Online service."

By offering full-text articles from IDEAL journals on its own server, OCLC provides a new channel for access to the Academic Press collection for IDEAL subscribers who use Electronic Collections Online. Electronic Collections Online offers a permanent archive, journal-level usage statistics, the ability to access the Academic Press collection as part of an aggregation of over 1,200 journals from 28 different publishers, and access through the FirstSearch Web interface.

According to the announcement, over the next few months OCLC will link Electronic Collections Online full text to other FirstSearch databases, providing Academic Press subscribers with integrated access to their e-journal collections from its most heavily used bibliographic databases. …

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