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Re: Claiming statistics? (Jeanette Skwor) Birdie MacLennan 18 Jun 2002 16:11 UTC

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 08:37:15 -0500
From: "Skwor, Jeanette" <>
Subject: RE: Claiming statistics? (Albert Henderson)

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Date:         Mon, 17 Jun 2002 23:55:09 -0400
From:         Albert Henderson <chessNIC@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject:      Re: Claiming statistics?

 However, many publishers have
        complained to me about library claims generated
        many months after mailing. We know libraries
        follow a check-in process for incoming serials
        intended to generate claims for damaged and
        missing numbers. Subscribers that have lost or
        damaged their issues should take responsibility.

***And I suspect equally as many claimants have received that
holier-than-thou claim response: "Pub says issue was mailed (date)" just as
though that settled the matter.

***I think what this discussion has proved, once again, is that neither side
is tarred with the black brush and neither has the halo.
I know I've reclaimed an issue that had arrived and somehow snuck through
without being removed from (my vendor's online claim database).  I also know
I've been told by a publisher that an issue I claimed had never been
published, while my claim for it was based upon the holdings of several
online library catalogues - which listed it (sometimes along with the date
received) plain as day.

Jeanette L. Skwor
Serials Dept.
Cofrin Library
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2670