RESPONSE: RU-ONLINE is RUL's designator for its growing digital library of networked resources, primarily composed of full text and full image resources as well as other purchased electronic databases and indexes.
RESPONSE: Full text or full image is equivalent to an electronic representation of the original text; or, the electronic version is the original format (often the only format) of the resource.
RESPONSE: No. RU-ONLINE will be added only to those records that point to a web site that fulfills the definition of RU-ONLINE as stated in #1, above.
RESPONSE: The 856 field will be added to any cataloging record at the discretion of the cataloger or at the suggestion of another RUL librarian.
For resources that fall within the definition of RU-ONLINE, the cataloger will add a combination of 856 and RU-ONLINE to a record.
For resources that do not fall within the definition of RU-ONLINE, the cataloger will add an 856 with a qualifying note,
Related material available on the World Wide Web at:
RU-ONLINE will not be added to these records.
RESPONSE: Yes. We will attempt to provide online access to all ejournals that come free as a result of our print subscriptions unless online access is for a brief period of time or is offered only on a pilot or trial basis.
We will work with EBSCO and FAXON to facilitate an aggregate rather than a title-by-title approach to this access.
RESPONSE: Yes. All paid electronic resources to which we subscribe will be cataloged in IRIS and will include both an 856 and RU-ONLINE. This policy will be applied even if the resource is not full text or full image (as in the case of indexes).
RESPONSE: Title-level, or analytical cataloging will be made available at the selector's recommendation. Determining to what level it is possible to link and what are the contents at a particular level will help guide the selector's recommendation.
RESPONSE: If a journal print title has an online version and a microform version, add the 856 and RU-ONLINE to both the print and microform cataloging records.
RESPONSE: If the online version of a journal spans issues which were published under previous titles, add the 856 and RU-ONLINE to the previous titles as well as to the current title.
RESPONSE: WAC will review options and provide guidelines.