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Re: Q for publishers (Was: RE: Mis-addressing of labels) (Rick Anderson) SERIALST Moderator 24 Jun 2002 22:59 UTC

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:59:07 -0700
From: "Rick Anderson" <>
Subject: RE: Q for publishers (Was: RE: Mis-addressing of labels) (Jeanette Skwor)

> And I simply don't understand why a publisher would think we
> would claim an issue we actually received???

Heck, I'm not a publisher and I can answer this one:


Some libraries' serials departments are a complete mess (mine was one of
them when I inherited it) and issues regularly get lost under desks or in
piles.  This used to happen in my department on a regular basis.  We may
have been unusually disorganized, but I bet we weren't uniquely so.
Furthermore, I'm sure that libraries regularly claim issues that they
have not yet received, but which are in transit from the publisher.
>From the publishers' end, that can only look like claiming something we
already have.

Rick Anderson
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The University Libraries
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