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Periodical donations (Karen Bolton) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 20 Jul 2000 15:56 UTC

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:34:30 -0500
From: "Karen S. Bolton" <bolton@MSOE.EDU>
Subject: periodical donations

Hello All,
We are a small engineering university going through some budget problems and
personnel changes. We went to our faculty for their input on which
periodical titles they felt strongly we could keep or eliminate. In the
process, some of these professors volunteered to donate their personal
issues of some titles, thinking this would enable us to drop our subs to
these titles. My new boss, the acting director, thinks this would improve
our relations with other departments and save us $.  I can foresee problems
in the timeliness of receiving the issues, getting complete volumes, etc. I
said I would look into this.

What experience have others had with donated titles? Am I worried for
nothing? Let me know.


Karen Bolton
Serials Librarian