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Re: Serials exchange -- Christopher Waldrop Stephen Clark 29 Apr 2002 16:32 UTC

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Serials exchange -- Joanna Duy
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:27:33 -0500
From: Christopher Waldrop <Waldrop@LIBRARY.VANDERBILT.EDU>
Organization: Vanderbilt University


We send our duplicates and any withdrawn issues to Absolute
Backorder Service. This automatically makes us members of
Absolute's "East Coast Exchange" which means any single issues we
order are only $10.

Absolute has a big advantage over USBE in that they have an online
inventory list, so if we order something from them we can make sure
they have it first.

> -------- Original Message --------
> 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
> advice.
> 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
> --
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> Joanna Duy
> Serials Librarian
> North Carolina State University Libraries
> Raleigh, NC 27695
> Email:
> Phone:  919.515.3188
> ****************************************************************

Christopher Waldrop
Serials Coordinator
Vanderbilt University Library
Order Services Department
Tel: 615-343-3831
Fax: 615-343-8834