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Query: Visiting scientists and students

Dear All,

Do any of you have policies to address visiting scientists and students at your institutions?  I’m interested in what services you provide, what resources they have access to and what fees you assess (if any). We have a growing number of visitors that are not affilitated with the university.  We would like to encourage this type of collaboration, but it can be taxing on resources.

Thanks.

-Janet Webster

Oregon State University

janet.webster@oregonstate.edu

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Access to Journal of Phycology

With the merger of Blackwell with Wiley, Journal of Phycology is now published by Wiley.  I thought we used to have acces to volume 1 with Blackwell’s premium subscription package.  Now, we have to 1997 only.  Has anyone else had a change in access from the change in publishers?

Thanks.

Janet Webster

Oregon State University

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Seeking help with contacting Inter-Research, publisher of Marine Ecology Progress Series

I am forwarding this for Freda Lin at Occidental.   Does anyone have a good contact at Inter-Reserch for getting usage statistics?  At OSU, we get ours through Serials Solution and these are not precise.

Thanks.
-Janet

Janet Webster
Head Librarian, Guin Library
Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR  97365  USA

—— Forwarded Message
From: Freda Lin <lin@oxy.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 15:16:43 -0700
To: <janet.webster@oregonstate.edu>
Subject: Seeking help with contacting Inter-Research, publisher of Marine Ecology Progress Series

Dear Ms. Webster,

I work for Occidental College Library in Los Angeles. I was wondering if someone from IAMSLIC might be able to help me with a question?

Are members of IAMSLIC able to obtain institutional usage data from Inter-Research? If so, who do they need to contact at Inter-Research to set that up?

Our institution subscribes to Marine Ecology Progress Series (published by  Inter-Research) — print with online access. This journal is the most expensive of all our single journal titles and so we’d like to obtain usage data for it. However, I have not been successful in reaching the publisher by the email provided at their website and our subscription agent only has the email address for the content website manager, who has nothing to do with institutional usage data.

I am just trying to find out if there is another way of going about this before I have to put out a letter or call to Inter-Research offices in Germany for help. I am only a part-time, temporary staff person so any pointer/suggestion you can offer that would save time will be very much appreciated(!).

Thanks so much for your consideration,

Sincerely,

Freda Lin
Electronic Resources Assistant
Occidental College Library
323-259-1314
lin@oxy.edu

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US Groundwater Temperature

IAMSLIC,

We’ve added a “reference question” category to the blog so that you’ll easily be able to search back for those great answers to stumper reference questions if you ever need them again.

For the record, Peter F. found the answer to his US Groundwater Temperature question at:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/gw

Regards, Barb Butler

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