Re: PO # on the inside of Serials Sharon Wieczorek 07 Jan 2003 15:35 UTC

Hi Mykie,

Our library does not put any PO #'s on serials.
But whenever I get "it's always been done that way", I ask how or who uses this
information in this way. If there is no way the information is being used from
that process, then I ask why do it? This usually gets people to think about
what they are doing and why instead of just doing it automatically. Most of the
time the person or department will see that they need to change the way they
are doing something without being forced to change.

Hope this helps.

Sharon Wieczorek
Serials Supervisor
Mercyhurst College
Erie, PA 16546

Mykie Howard wrote:

> Does anyone out there write the PO number on the verso of hardbound serials
> (what we call added volumes) every time they are checked in?  If so,
> why?  This wasn't done in my previous library, but it is done where I work
> now.  I'm wondering if this step can be skipped to reduce processing
> time.  The answer I'm finding from the people I work with is that "it's
> always been done that way."
> Thanks,
> Mykie
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> Mykie Howard, MSLS
> Serials Acquisitions Librarian
> George Washington University
> Gelman Library
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> Washington, DC 20052
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