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Re: Professional Library Journals (Dani Lichtenberg) SERIALST 05 Jun 2002 21:36 UTC

Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 16:25:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dani Lichtenberg <>
Subject: Re: Professional Library Journals (Judith Koveleskie)

Our public library serves a population of library science graduate
students who attend two distance education programs in South Florida,
with no access to a university library.  I used the Library's collection
of professional journals, myself, while attending one of these programs
and appreciated the long runs.  Little did I know at the time that I
would now be overseeing this collection.  Several titles, of course, are
used for collection development purposes, and challenges.  We keep as
many years as space will allow.  I have recently had to weed the
collection fairly rigorously due to space constraints.  They are kept
anywhere from 5-20 years depending on usage, availability in other
formats (online or in microfilm), indexing, and relevance to our mission.

Dani Lichtenberg
Palm Beach County Library System

> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 12:35:48 -0500
> From: "Alvin, Glenda M." <>
> Subject: Professional Library Journals
> I am interested in how other libraries handle back issues of professional
> library journals, e.g. Library Journal, Booklist, Choice, College and
> Research Libraries, etc.,.  We have bound issues that go back several
> decades.  The nearest library graduate school is 4 hours away and the
> library staff does not read them.  Are the back issues purchased in
> microform or are these titles discarded with only current issues kept?
> Thanks!
> Glenda Alvin
> Coordinator, Collection Management Dept.
> Tennessee State University
> Brown-Daniel Library
> 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
> Nashville, TN 37209
> 615-963-5230
> <>