The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that a site license has been signed for the American Medical Association (AMA) titles. Patrons now have online access back to 1998, except where noted below, for the following titles:
The Libraries' electronic access to the AMA journals has evolved over the past years. Initially, the AMA offered institutional access to all its titles for a very reasonable price, $1000 per year. Next, access was made free to all who had print subscriptions. At the end of 2003 the AMA again changed its access model to a site license for all its titles at a cost of over $9000 per year, a 900% increase from the original $1000. Because the LSUHSC Libraries could not support such a significant increase, university-wide electronic access ended in January 2004. The only electronic access permitted at that point was by password entered by Library Staff using library computers. Finally, in mid-2004 a cooperative effort between the LSUHSC Libraries in New Orleans and Shreveport was achieved. Libraries on both campuses now provide electronic access to the full group of twelve AMA titles.
Access is available on-campus to all LSUHSC domain computers. Access is also available off-campus via the WAM (link removed) (Web Access Management) portion of the Libraries' catalog (link removed). To use the WAM system, patrons must be registered with the Library and have an LSUHSC barcode. For assistance with registering with the Libraries or with obtaining a barcode, please contact the Circulation Desk at either the Isché Library (504-568-6100) or the Dental Library (504-619-8550).
-- Pauline Fulda (link removed)