Re: Cool! (checking/comparing holdings data in other library systems) Helen Lord ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 02 Aug 2001 13:29 UTC

Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 18:22:13 -0500
From: Helen Lord <hlord@AHML.LIB.IL.US>
Subject: Re: Cool! (checking/comparing holdings data in other librarysystems)


I tried the New York Public Library URL and found Early American
Life. I wanted to check out why the Oct 2001 issue had issue 5 whereas
I had it listed as 6.  I had attributed an issue number to the
Decorating issue which didn't have a number and confirmed that
Oct 2001 was 30:5 after all. And ,of course, that is what the
magazine said! That was a great suggestion for checking out
doubtful situations. Thanks! Helen Lord

Helen Lord,Acquisitions Clerk
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 870-4397
Fax: (847) 506-2636

>>> hhankel@MAIL.JEFFERSON.LIB.LA.US 07/27/01 02:10PM >>>
I have been using nypl for the same thing.
I love it.
They seem to process their periodicals in a very timely manner.
Thanks NYPL!

Hallie Hankel
Serials Librarian
Jefferson Parish Library
4747 W. Napoleon Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001-2310
phone 504-838-1100
fax 504-838-1121

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeanette Skwor [mailto:skworj@UWGB.EDU]
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 10:49 AM
Subject: Cool! (checking/comparing holdings data in other library

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