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Serials exchange -- Joanna Duy Stephen Clark 29 Apr 2002 16:02 UTC

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Subject: serials exchange
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:44:40 -0400
From: Joanna Duy <joanna_duy@NCSU.EDU>

Hi  -

I am a new Serials Librarian at North Carolina State University
Libraries. This position is totally new for me, so I'm in need of some

What do people use as an exchange for serials? We have a lot of
duplicate journals that come in, or samples, or post-cancelled titles
that arrive.  We don't want to throw these away, but we also need to
clear them off of our shelves - we have not taken part in any kind of
exchange program in recent memory.  Can I get some advice from people on
the various ways to handle these?  I like the idea of getting involved
with an exchange. So far the only one I've looked as it USBE (we are
members) but we don't seem to get any credit from them (other than
shipping) and I'm just wondering what other libraries (preferably of
approx. similar size) use.

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks very much-
Joanna Duy

Joanna Duy
Serials Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone:  919.515.3188