any duplication, as I'm sending this message to several
We are in the process of renewing
subscriptions, and I've been asked to do "market research." Based on
customer/patron comments, we've subscribed to different titles for
years. Because we have more
stringent procurement guidelines now, we have to provide more documentation and
justification. In addition, we must
see if viable alternatives exist for present subscriptions.
At present, we have a bundled
subscription to three ODS Petrodata products: "Gulf of Mexico Newsletter,"
"Gulf of Mexico Rig Locator," and
"Gulf of Mexico Offshore Construction
Locator." These are online services related to offshore oil and gas
exploration and production in the Gulf of
I'm hoping to hear from other librarians who
may have used these or similar products. Prior to working here, I wasn't
familiar with these products, so I don't know if there are competing services
that provide the same or very similar services. I'm open to testimonials, critiques, suggestions,
gripes, compliments, comments, etc. to fill in background information on any
possible substitutes to these online products.
I appreciate any comments and suggestions on
any possible substitutes for these titles.
Stephen V. Pomes, M.L.I.S.
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Minerals Management Service Library
1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS 5031 New Orleans, La. 70123 Telephone:
504-736-2521 Fax: 504-736-2525 E-Mail: [log in to unmask]