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Re: Periodical donations -- Werner Lind Stephen D. Clark 24 Jul 2000 15:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: Periodical donations (Karen Bolton)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 11:50:25 -0400
From: Werner Lind <wlind@MAIL.BLUEFIELD.EDU>

We are a small liberal arts college with around 300 serials
Currently, we get about half a dozen titles through faculty donation,
and this does allow some savings on our periodicals bill.  Missing
issues or late issues has never been a problem with any of the titles
that we would otherwise have paid for (it has with one title which we
could not have afforded to subscribe to ourselves, anyway).  The only
problem that sometimes arises is
that the faculty member might leave and thus dry up the source of the
as one did here a few years ago.  But in that case, the subscription can
always be re-instated, unless it is a title the library can't afford in
the first place.

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Karen Bolton
> Serials Librarian

Werner A. Lind
Reference Librarian
Bluefield College
3000 College Dr.
Bluefield, VA 24605