Thank you for the advance notice Glenn.  And while I am sorry to hear your news, I appreciate learning before you close the doors. Our library has been an Absolute customer since it was founded, having previously worked with Glenn’s father, the late, great Alfred Jaeger, for back volumes and issues at the company that carried his name.  The Jaeger family were true friends of libraries and worked hard to establish a family atmosphere with their customers.  I personally experienced the welcoming and collaborative approach Mr. & Mrs. Jaeger and their sons took with customers.  I became an member of their extended family the first time I met the parents.


In conclusion I want to say thank you to Glenn and his family for many years of excellent service and friendship.  Best of luck with your future endeavors!





Susan Davis

Interim Head of Acquisitions

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

134 Lockwood Library

Buffalo, NY 14260-2210


716-645-5955 fax




From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum <SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG> On Behalf Of Glenn Jaeger
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:58 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Announcement


For Immediate Release


Please excuse any cross postings!!


August 22, 2018


Dear Colleagues,


Absolute Backorder Service, Inc. is ceasing all operations by year end. After more than 22 years of supplying libraries, vendors and individuals with print journal back volumes and issues, it’s time to close. It has been a privilege to assist our clients with their collection development requirements. Absolute has re-invented itself several times by developing a multitude of new services which included disaster recovery programs, archiving, preservation and supplying comprehensive backfiles for digitization initiatives.


Contributions/shipments to Absolute’s East Coast Exchange Program will conclude August 31st. However, we will continue to fulfill all stock orders for the foreseeable future. Please refer to our website with any related questions or contact Glenn Jaeger, President-Absolute Backorder Service at


Our business model is unable to sustain the reduced demand for print journals. Our sincere thanks go out  to all our library clients for their support throughout the years. We have developed many friendships and amicable business relationships around the world. I am optimistic that my experience will translate into new opportunities for future endeavors.


Thank you once again to all who have made this segment of my career so special!




Glenn Jaeger


Absolute Backorder Service, Inc.

75 Ferry Street – Unit 9A

Fall River, MA 02721

Tel: 508-567-3278

Fax: 508-567-6568


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