EBSCO Reports to Monitor Periodicals
Purpose: To track periodical changes proactively, updating URSUS note
fields that inform processes according to changes in frequency, delivery and
format. Reports are pulled together by our primary vendor EBSCO from
data provided to them by individual publishers. [More Reports
forthcoming beyond the Bulletin]
EBSCO Bulletin Now available online in several formats to
download to your desktop.
- Go to EBSCONET website:
- Customer Code: RB77910
- Username: (Enter your assigned username)
- Password: (see separately)
- From navigation menu under EBSCONET header, click on "Reports".
- Select "Bulletin of Serials Changes" by clicking on the
arrow under "Request/Retrieve" column.
- Under "Customized Bulletin of Serials Changes Report", highlight and
click on the file size (ex. 80 KB) of your choice to download bulletin.
Bulletins can be downloaded in several formats: Excel files, PDF (Portable
Document Format) or Text files.
- File will be compressed and need to be opened in WinZip
(automatically on your desktop)
- Click "Open" to WinZip box
- Click "Next"
- Click "Yes" to agree with licensing agreement.
- Continue by making choices for your bulletin installation.
- After you've made your installation choices, click "Zip Now".
- Note: If you click something incorrectly, you may always
click "Back" which will return you to the previous screen.
- Once file is extracted and open, look for column K, "Section Desc",
which gives the nature of the change or problem (Ex. Delivery Problems).
- Scroll down to periodicals listed for "Frequency Changes".
Also, look for "Name Changes" or "Suspended Titles".
- Place a note in each periodical card that reflects each change:
Ex. If periodical, "Educational Technology
Research & Development" changed frequency, the note would say:
PER EBSCO BULL: FREQ. CHNGD FROM QUARTERLY TO BI-MONTHLY.
Note: A large percentage of items in the spreadsheet are for delivery
problems. It's not cost effective to note all these. It's best to check on
a title by title basis via EBSCONET where the same information is available.