13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Electronic Information - New Solutions for Traditional Approaches

Session coordinator: Jiří Kadleček, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 13.30 - 16.45, New Auditorium

Access "forever": Purchase vs. Subscription of Databases

Autor: Gisela Hochgeladen, K.G. Saur Verlag, Germany



How does a library fulfil its obligation to build-up a collection, when it cancels a subscription and looses access to the data? What alternatives are there, and to which kind of content do they apply? Can a purchase be more cost effective than a subscription? Let’s compare the various models and create a basis for deciding!

About author:

Gisela Hochgeladen works for K.G. Saur Veralg for 11 years. She is Sales Director of K.G. Saur Verlag, An Imprint of Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG and in charge for the field libraries/institutions.

Other papers in this session:

The New Face of Research

Author: James Pringle, Thomson Scientific, United Kingdom

Development of Information System’s User Interface

Author: Jiří Jelínek, University of Economics - Faculty of Management, Czech Republic


Michal Hýsek, Jiří Lucký / University of Economics in Prague

CSA Illustrata: Enhancing Search and Discovery Through Deep Indexing &New Products from ProQuest CSA

Author: C. Alan Golden, ProQuest CSA, United Kingdom

ProQuest CSA: Chadwyck Healey Publishing Gems

Author: Jacqui Gilchrist, ProQuest CSA, United Kingdom

Update on Bowker's Catalogue Enrichment Syndetic Solutions

Author: Kai-Henning Gerlach, Bowker Office Berlin, Germany