Quick Start Offer Discounts OCLC
Electronic Collections Online

By James Speed Hensinger

BCR and OCLC have created a special offer to get libraries started on Electronic Collections Online, OCLC's web-based electronic journals service. The offer runs through January 15, 1999, and introduces OCLC's new practice of allowing libraries to subscribe to the journals through BCR, rather than having to go though the publisher or distributor.

Subscribe to available online journals during this period and your library will receive at least a 15 percent discount off your OCLC Access Account fee through Electronic Collections Online. This means you pay a maximum of $30 per journal for 12 months' access through the FirstSearch web interface. The fee may be even lower, depending on the total number of ECO journals subscribed to by BCR libraries by the January 15 deadline.

Through this special offer, your library can:

To participate, select the journals you want from the order form (on BCR's web page at or mailed to you) and return the order form to BCR, 14394 E. Evans Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80014-1478. After the January 15 deadline, BCR will consolidate the enrollment figures, calculate any additional discounts and invoice your library in February. The result: you will pay no more than $30 per journal and you may pay even less.

For more information, surf to BCR's home page and click on Reference Databases or contact BCR's Jim Hensinger () or Karen Graham ().