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Why do you lose access to your electronic resources? How an institutional identifier can help

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Helen Henderson

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Electronic resources have hugely complicated the supply chain. Losing access to paid-for resources is common, and may be caused by miscommunication, lengthy reconciliation of payments to accounts, journal transfers and changing agents. There are many uses in the supply chain for institutional identifiers, and some of the new and developing relevant standards in this area are summarized. Being able to uniquely identify the institutions at each stage in the supply chain can cut down on access losses, and if libraries, agents, publishers and hosting services can agree on and implement a standard institutional identifier, loss of access may become a thing of the past.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/21134
How to Cite: Henderson, H., 2008. Why do you lose access to your electronic resources? How an institutional identifier can help. Serials, 21(2), pp.134–139. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/21134
Published on 07 Jul 2008.
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