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Cool! (checking/comparing holdings data in other library systems) Jeanette Skwor 27 Jul 2001 15:49 UTC

I just made the neatest discovery!

Background:  Before I generate a claim, in addition to my own inhouse
background check, I check the holdings of other libraries - I have a
couple here in state (the largest campuses), the University of Rochester
Libraries, which cover much of what I cannot find in Wisconsin, and New
York Public Library, which gets most everything else.  I don't count a
*lot* on out of state libraries, but do note that they already have the
issue, and perhaps add a week or two to my expected-on date; it's also
very useful to see that *no one* else has it, and that perhaps when it
appears, it's combined.

Anyway:  I was just searching _The Journal of Community Practice_ in NYP
and noticed, for the first time, that they show only the most current
issue on their holdings screen.  Hmmm.  And the header, "Latest Received"
is a clickable link.  So I clicked on it & hit the jackpot.  They list the
holdings in box form, with each issue appearing in it's own little
cublicle as either "arrived" or "expected", *and the date*.

So not only can I see what they have, but when they got it.

Thank you, New York Public Library!

Jeanette L. Skwor
Serials Dept.
Cofrin Library
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2670