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Re: Quit Checking in Journal Issues? (7 messages) Scheiberg, Susan 13 Aug 2002 21:04 UTC

Rick, would you be willing to elaborate for the group?


Susan Scheiberg
Head, Acquisitions and Serials
Coordinator, Outreach and Cost Center Services
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Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marcia Tuttle [mailto:tuttle@EMAIL.UNC.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 1:42 PM
Subject: Quit Checking in Journal Issues? (7 messages)

From: "Rick Anderson" <>
Subject: RE: Quit checking in journal issues?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 12:18:02 -0700

We've stopped checking in periodicals here at the University of Nevada.
Give me a call and let's talk.

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson
Director of Resource Acquisition
The University Libraries
University of Nevada, Reno      "I'm not against the modern
1664 No. Virginia St.            world.  I just don't think
Reno, NV  89557                  everything's for sale."
PH  (775) 784-6500 x273             -- Elvis Costello
FX  (775) 784-1328

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Laura Zick
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:05 AM
> Subject: Quit checking in journal issues?
> Have any of you considered stopping journal check-in?  If so, what issues
> did you face?  I'm wondering if the staff time saved would be worth any
> negative consequences?  Know of any studies that convince you of the value
> of checking in issues?
> I've searched the SERIALST archive and don't see this issue addressed; any
> comments, advice, warnings, etc. will be appreciated.
> Laura Zick, Information Scientist
> Library & Information Services
> Eli Lilly and Company
> Lilly Corporate Center, DC 0737, Indianapolis, Indiana 46285 USA
>; voice: 317.277.1236; fax: 317.276.4418

Subject: Re: Quit checking in journal issues?
From: "Diane M Lewis" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 15:14:45 -0400

We stopped checking in a small fraction of our 12,000 plus titles--some
ephemeral, freebie newsletter-type publications.  The main problem with
this seems to be that duplicate issues slip through.  Then the burden falls
on the shelvers to be aware that the extra issue can be recycled.

Diane M. Lewis, Serial Records Librarian
U.S. Geological Survey Library--MS950
Reston, Virginia  20192  USA
Tel. 703-648-4399
Fax 703-648-6376

"If you're going to play the game, you'd better know every rule."--Barbara
"Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the agency or the Federal

From: Dena Luce <>
Subject: RE: Quit checking in journal issues?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:16:31 -0500

If you stop checking in issues, you may lose some of the measures that flag
missing issues.  I do think sometimes that it would be nice not to have to
check-in titles every day but that's the only way to keep accurate records
so far.

Dena Lahue Luce         
Extended Services Librarian       (334) 386-7482 (ph.)
Nichols Library                   (334) 386-7481 (fax)
Faulkner University
5345 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36109-3398

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:15:30 -0500
From: Carol Green <>
Subject: Re: Quit checking in journal issues?


Rick Anderson and Steven Zink at Univ. of Nevada, Reno gave a presentation
at the
2002 NASIG Conference called "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Give Up
Check-In"  Rick's e-mail is he would be willing to
the Powerpoint presentation.

Carol D. Green
Serials Librarian, Associate Professor
The University of Southern Mississippi
USM Libraries
Box 5053
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-5053
(601) 266-4476  (601) 266-6033 fax

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:19:38 -0500
From: Patricia Ann Loghry <>
Subject: Re: Quit checking in journal issues?

         Try contacting Rick Anderson" <  He gave a talk at
NASIG on this. Pat

Pat Loghry
Head Serials Department
University of Notre Dame
108 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
P (574) 631-7456
F (574) 631-8273

Subject: Re: Quit checking in journal issues?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:21:26 -0500

Calling Rick Anderson....seems you need to be answering Laura's e-mail
after the presentation at NASIG.  (Just as an FYI, Laura, Rick from Univ of
Nevada at Reno did a presentation on this very thing.)

Marla K. Roberson
Assistant Director - Library Services
OSU-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-6195
(405) 945-3281

From: "Peter Picerno" <>
Subject: RE: Quit checking in journal issues?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 15:33:43 -0400

If you haven't heard already, you should be hearing shortly from Rick
Anderson who has done a couple of programs on that very issue (one was at
NASIG, so the presentation may be available via NASIG's website if you're a
member). As far as I know, there are no 'studies' per se with any hard data,
but hopeflly Rick will address the issue for you.

Peter Picerno

Dr. Peter V. Picerno
Acquisitions and Serials Librarian
Nova Southeastern University Libraries
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd
Fort Lauderdale   FL   33314-7796
(954) 262-4662
FAX (954) 262-3946