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Using 793 $g to Code Status of Access to E-Serial Content

September 15, 2005

Purpose

The $g code is designed to reflect the status of the accessible content of e-serials to UC, for a given title from a given provider.  This presumes the license to the resource itself is active, and it is to be distinguished from the publication status of the title (currently published/ceased). We will also track the status of open access resources.   


Background

Tracking subscription information and the content status of e-serials is becoming more and more critical to the campuses for a variety of reasons, especially as they embark on cancellation projects.  One of the most important reasons for tracking this information is to provide selectors with lists of serials accessible from multiple providers and the serial’s corresponding content status.

By using the 793 $g, we will link both provider and content status data elements in one place, keep the data in the bibliographic record, and make only minor adjustments to current SCP cataloging work processes. When UC has fully implemented the use of an ERM system-wide, the need for continuing use of the $g will be reviewed.


Instructions

Include a subfield $g with every 793 field, except as noted below.  There will usually be a one-to-one correspondence between 793 fields and 856 fields.  Occasionally, however, there may be more than one 856 field on one record relating to the same 793 provider because the content of the journal is split across multiple URLs.  There may also be more than one 793 for the same 856 field in cases involving both licensed and open access from the same provider.

The $g will contain one of the single-character codes listed below. This list is in order of preference, i.e., use the first code listed that applies.

    m = moving wall – access to current content is embargoed for a specified period of time
    a = active – access includes current content
    i = inactive – access is to a static set of content or back files only, no access to current content

Code “m” entries are considered active subscriptions for statistical purposes.

Examples for Paid Content

1. Serial with current content access from ScienceDirect:

    793 0_ ScienceDirect online journals. $g a

2. Serial with only back file content available from Springer, but current content access from ScienceDirect:

    793 0_ LINK online journals.$g i
    793 0_ ScienceDirect online journals. $g a

3. Serial with current content access from Wiley and content access from JSTOR with moving wall of 3 years:

    793 0_ Wiley InterScience online journals. $g a
    793 0_ JSTOR online journals. $g m

4. Ceased serial with content available from SIAM and content from JSTOR with moving wall of 5 years (when JSTOR finally posts all the content, code will be changed to “i" per example 5):

    793 0_ SIAM journals online. $g i
    793 0_ JSTOR online journals. $g m

5. Serial with access from JSTOR and all content has been posted (i.e. no moving wall):

    793 0_ JSTOR online journals. $g i

6. Serial with one or more title changes all found together under one title at PCI full text’s website. Current content access also available from PCI full text

    Record for current title:
    793 0_ PCI full text. $g a

    Record for previous title:
    793 0_ PCI full text. $g i


7. Serial where content growth is solely retrospective digitization of earlier print issues.

   Jan. 1, 2003. Holdings are:  v.265(1990)-v.271(1996):
   793 0_ American Physiological Society online journals. $g i

   Jan. 1, 2005. Holdings are:  v.1(1905)-v.271(1996):
   793 0_ American Physiological Society online journals. $g i

Open Access Examples

Serials that are only open access:

8. Open access serial that is not part of DOAJ or any publisher package
   
    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $g [code]

9. Open access serial that is not part of DOAJ but is part of a publisher package. Insert the package name between the $a and the $g in a $p subfield.

    793 0_Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p SciELO. $g [code]

10. Open  access serial that is part of DOAJ, and is not part of a publisher package.
       
    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p DOAJ. $g [code]

11.     Open access serial that is part of DOAJ and is also part of a publisher package. Use the $g coding only after the 793 entry for the publisher package.

    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p DOAJ.
    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p PubMed Central. $g [code]
    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p BioMed Central. $g [code]
    


Serials with open access that also have paid content:

12.  Serial with access to current content from two different providers. MIT Press (paid access) and DOAJ (open access):

    793 0_ MIT Press online journals. $g a
    793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p DOAJ. $g a

13. Serial with open access and paid access from the same provider (and no additional open access provider on resource).  We will add a 793 field indicating open access. The subfield “g” coding will be only on the subscribed access 793, not the open access 793.

    793 0_ Oxford journals online. $g a
    793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p Oxford

14. Serials with access to content from multiple open access providers or platforms that indirectly access the same website or access distinctly different websites.

   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p DOAJ.
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p SciELO. $g a

   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p DOAJ
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p PubMed Central. $g a
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p BioMed Central. $g a

15. Serial with paid and open access to static back files from American Physiological Society via Highwire, with additional open access to forward digitization and non-current content from PubMed Central.

   793 0_ American Physiological Society online journals. $g i (Subscription 793)
   793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p Am. Physiol. Soc. (Open access 793 for the Am. Phy.  Soc. URL)
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p PubMed Central. $g m

16. Serial on a platform (e.g. HighWire Press) where no particular society is involved.  Only in this case will we use the platform name.  In all other cases the publisher or society will be given in the $a. and the platform will be given in a “via” note in the 856. The PNAS example has some licensed content at the HighWire site and some open access at the same site. There is also moving wall content from JSTOR and PubMed Central.
   793 0_ Highwire Press. $g a
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p HighWire Press
   793 0_ JSTOR online journals. $g m
   793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p PubMed Central. $g m


17. Serial with licensed access to static back files from American Physiological Society via Highwire. Also from APS via Highwire, there is open access to non-current content, but there is no access to current content.

   793 0_ American Physiological Society online journals. $g i (Subscription 793 form)
   793 0_  Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p Am. Physiol. Soc.
   (Note: no code on the latter 793, because it is taken care of in the subscription 793.

18. Ceased CalDocs serial.

    793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p CalDocs online journals. $g i

19. Current CalDocs serial.

    793 0_ Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. $p CalDocs online journals. $g a