Criteria for Changing Serial Subscriptions to Online Format
As of June 2006 the following guidelines apply...
- Any journal for which an online version is an inadequate
substitute will be retained in print.
- Any journal for which an online version does not meet accreditation standards will be retained in print.
- Titles for which the online version does not include materials
needed for some Kansas State University programs and assignments, such as advertisements,
classifieds, reviews, letters to the editor, etc., should be
retained in print.
- Only titles which have a demonstrated stability of online
access should be migrated to online access at this time.
- License agreements for online subscriptions must meet state
and Kansas State University requirements.
- Standard, glossy general-interest serials, such as Time
and Vogue, will continue to be received in print.
- Titles for which no electronic version exists will be retained
- Only journals for which perpetual access can reasonably
be expected will be changed to online only access.
- The Library should retain in print titles which are obscure,
have limited circulation, or have ceased.
- Titles for which K-State Libraries can be considered the library
of record, or holding the final copy should always be retained
Faculty members who believe a specific title should be retained in print should contact Tim Watts or Diana Farmer.