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Faxon Announces New Electronic Journal Services

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Faxon Announces New Electronic Journal Services

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The Faxon Company has announced the launch of an extensive package of electronic journal services ranging from a comprehensive e-journal database to a Web-based information search and retrieval tool.

"The most important service Faxon offers librarians in this area is the ability to quickly determine what is available electronically and to request that the titles be set up for their institutions' said Amira Aaron, Faxon's director of academic services. "Additionally, Faxon handles much of the time-consuming licensing and authentication work for the library."

One of the major electronic resource services being offered by Faxon is Information Quest (IQ). Using this Web-based searching, access, and retrieval product, librarians and end users can access scientific, technical, medical, and business information, including 8 million table of contents entries from over 12,000 journals.

In addition to IQ, Faxon offers other services that can assist librarians in their searches for electronic information. These include the following:

* A team of electronic resource specialists on staff who closely monitor developments in the electronic journal area

* An electronic journal team that works proactively with publishers to gather bibliographic and rate information about current electronic journals

* Trained client-services staff who subscribe to electronic journals for a library, procure licenses, and work with the publisher on security and licensing issues

* Licensing resources to help clients understand and interpret complicated licensing agreements and terminology

* Comprehensive electronic journal databases including an online listing of electronic journals available through Faxon at http://www. …

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