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Re: Gift Subscriptions Mays, Allison 06 Feb 2003 22:25 UTC

We do not check in, we simply put a label that says "lounge area" and put them out. We get maybe 4 or 5 titles this way.

Allison P. Mays
Acquisitions Librarian
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210

-----Original Message-----
From: Tuscano, Theresa [mailto:ttuscano@URSINUS.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 7:59 AM
Subject: Gift Subscriptions

Please excuse me if this topic has been covered before but I'm fairly new to
the list; I became the periodicals assistant last fall after being in
circulation for over 18 years.  I'd like to know what other people do about
gift subscriptions that you receive from publishers.  We get a number of
them including Spin, Vibe, Men's Health. The most recent addition is GQ.
One magazine I contacted said we were getting the complementary subscription
as part of their Waiting Room Subscription Service.  Do you check in and
catalogue these titles or do you just put them out in a lounge or reading
area for people to read?  Since I don't have any idea of how long we will be
receiving these titles, I don't particularly want to go through the trouble
of cataloguing them.  I'd appreciate hearing what others do with them.
Thanks for your input.

Theresa Tuscano
Periodicals/Government Documents Assistant
Myrin Library
Ursinus College
P. O. Box 1000
Collegeville, PA 19426
(610) 409-3607, ext. 2292