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LIR-L December 1993

Subject:

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From:

Brendan Dixon <[log in to unmask]>

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LIR-L HEA Librarians List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 10 Dec 1993 15:03:38 GMT

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Please find information below about the OCLC and other indexes/databases
being made available to the Irish community.
 
If you have any questions about this please contact your
local CHEST(Irl) person or myself.
 
Regards
Brendan Dixon
CHEST(Irl) Co-ordinator
 
 
 
 
 
D======================================================================= 305
Dear Colleague
 
Considerable interest has been shown at the OCLC FirstSearch promotional
seminars.
 
The following information is a reminder of the contents of the two options
together with a list, with prices, of the optional databases.
 
There is a reduction of 500 Pounds Sterling for either of the subscription
options provided your subscription request is received before 31st December.
 
PLEASE FORWARD YOUR REQUESTS DIRECTLY TO CHEST(IRL), INITIALLY
by e-mail to:
 
          [log in to unmask]
 
A paper mailing will be sent out to sites as soon as the Agreement is
signed.  This will include the Commitment Form which will need to be
completed and sent to CHEST.  A Commitment Form is attached at the end
of this mailing.
 
For those sites wishing to participate in a further evaluation programme
for FirstSearch, your correct network address will be required.
 
Will you please, therefore, send your network address details as soon as
possible, preferably by e-mail to:
 
     [log in to unmask]
 
Please supply all relevant forms of domain address, both
textual and numeric, which will be used from your site:
 
E.G. IRLEARN.UCD.IE          193.99.99.0
 
 
Your local Computer Centre (systems administrator) should be
able to provide you authoritative addressing information.
 
Please note that Internet hosts requiring to make a
connection will need to be DNS registered. This may
require authorisation to be carried out from your
local Computer Centre.
 
The route you should use for accessing FirstSearch is via
the NISS gateway:
 
          From a PAD     call niss (000062200000)
          via Telnet     telnet niss.ac.uk (193.63.76.1)
 
From the NISS gateway select "T" (Bibliographic Services)
then "D" (OCLC FirstSearch).
 
 
The OCLC-CHEST offer is a five year site licence.  Prices are:
 
                               Annual Subscription     Annual Subscription
                               before 31.12.93         from 1.1.94
 
                                       Prices are in Pounds Sterling
 
OCLC Core Option (Option B)            5,700                  6,200
OCLC Wilson Option (Option A)          7,950                  8,450
 
 
The currently available databases are:
 
Option A  -    "Wilson Option"
 
     OCLC           WorldCat
                    ArticleFirst
                    ContentsFirst (now expanded to include coverage of
                                   the BL "Inside Information" titles)
 
     Wilson         Biography Index
                    Book Review Digest
                    Business Periodicals Index
                    Cumulative Book Index
                    Education Index
                    Essays and general Literature
                    General Science Index
                    Library Index
                    Readers' Guide Abstracts
                    Social Science Index
 
                    GPO
                    PTOC (BL)  (Note: estimated availability November)
                    ERIC
                    Medline
                    Consumer Index
                    FactSearch
                    Biology Digest
                    Micro Computer Index
 
Option B  -    OCLC Core Option
 
     OCLC           WorldCat
                    ArticleFirst
                    ContentsFirst (now expanded to include coverage of
                                   the BL "Inside Information" titles)
                    GPO
                    PTOC (BL)  (Note: estimated availability November)
                    ERIC
                    Medline
 
In addition to the choice of Option A or Option B above
Licensed Sites may add to the chosen Option the products
as listed below at the charges as shown. Note: some of
the Datasets are included in Option A.
                                                   Pounds Sterling(excl VAT)
 
          Agricola                                         470
          Business Organisations, agencies & publications  340
          Concise Engineering Index                       2340
          Consumers Index                                  340
          Disclosure Corporate Snapshots                  1000
          Eventline                                        470
          FactSearch                                       340
          Mini GeoRef (academic)                           870
          PAIS                                            2670
          SocioAbs                                         870
          UMI Newspaper Abstracts                         4470
          UMI Periodical Abstracts                        2140
          H W Wilson Gen Science Index                    1270
                    Humanities Index                      1340
                    Readers Guide Abstracts               1870
          Art Index                                       1340
          Biography Index                                  870
          Business Periodicals Index                      1340
          Wilson Business Abstracts                       2070
          Columbia Concise Electronic Encyclopaedia  (to be announced)
          Worldscope                                 (to be announced)
 
 
Yours sincerely
BRENDAN DIXON
 
 
*********************************************************
 
THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED TO CHEST(IRL) BY
the single CHESTI(Ireland)Site Contact.  If this person is
   different from the person authorising commitment to
 participate in the deal, the person authorising should
 complete Part A of the form and the CHEST Site Contact
                 should complete Part B.
 
COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHEST/OCLC AGREEMENT FOR
                       FIRSTSEARCH
 
This form is valid only if received at the CHEST office
on or before 31 December 1993.
 
PART A:
 
Title:              Initials         Surname:
 
Position:
 
Department:
 
Full Title of Site:
 
Address
 
 
 
Postcode:                      Fax:
 
Email:                         Telephone:
 
Signed:                        Dated:
 
On behalf of the above named site I commit to participate
in the agreement between CHEST and OCLC.   I understand
that my Institution will receive the appropriate licences
and, on their return to CHEST, pay the licence costs.
Note: In the event that the Funding Council for my Institution
reduces its support for CHEST then my Institution will be subject
to an additional charge of #500.per annum.
 
My site wishes to choose:
 
         Option A   "Wilson Option"   at   #7950 pa
 
         Option B   "OCLC Core Option" at  #5700 pa
 
Ring the chosen option
 
(Note:  these prices are only valid for commitments
received by CHEST on or before 31 December 1993, from CHEST(Ireland)
institutions, and who return their completed licences within 14 days
of dispatch from CHEST.)
 
In addition, my site wishes to add the following
database(s) to the option chosen above, at the price(s)
indicated:
 
Agricola                                               470
Business Organisations, agencies & publications        340
Concise Engineering Index                             2340
Consumers Index                                        340
Disclosure Corporate Snapshots                        1000
Eventline                                              470
FactSearch                                             340
Mini GeoRef (academic)                                 870
PAIS                                                  2670
SocioAbs                                               870
UMI Newspaper Abstracts                               4470
UMI Periodical Abstracts                              2140
H W Wilson Gen Science Index                          1270
            Humanities Index                          1340
            Readers Guide Abstracts                   1870
Art Index                                             1340
Biography Index                                        870
Business Periodicals Index                            1340
Wilson Business Abstracts                             2070
Columbia Concise Electronic Encyclopaedia              TBA
Worldscope                                             TBA
 
Please ring the chosen additions(s)
 
 
All prices are in pounds sterling and exclude VAT.
 
PART B
 
I confirm that I am the CHEST(Ireland) Site Contact for the above
named site.
 
Signed:                        Dated:
 
Name:                          (Please Print)
 
A purchase order number MUST accompany this Commitment.
 
Full internal & postal address for delivery of invoice:
 
 
 
 
 
 
                               Tel:
 
****************************************************************
 
 
 
 
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