Re: Survey of Serials Librarians and their uses of serials management tools Lynne Stevens 08 Oct 2003 17:07 UTC

Sandhya and Paolina --

Please be aware that by limiting your survey to "professional serial librarians," you are skewing your responses to large academic libraries.  Most public libraries (except, perhaps, those in large cities), most smaller academic libraries, and most special libraries do not have the resources to employ a Serials Librarian, and have qualified paraprofessionals responsible for their serials.

Lynne N. Stevens
Serials Coordinator
Lipscomb Library
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA  24503-1526
434 947-8133
434 947-8134 Fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandhya D. Srivastava [mailto:LIBRSDS@MAIL1.HOFSTRA.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 10:55 AM
Subject: Survey of Serials Librarians and their uses of serials
management tools


We request your assistance with our future research by responding to
the attached linked survey at .

The survey is brief, containing 22 questions and should take 15 minutes
to complete.  Please select the most appropriate responses based on your
library and your experience.  All the responses are confidential and
will not be distributed to the public.

This brief questionnaire is designed for professional serial librarians
to assess their tools they create or select to assist with the
management of print and electronic serial subscription information.

Due to the dramatic changes with in the profession and publishing
industry, serials librarians have been required to seek further training
or assistance from Information Technology department to help develop
management tools.  These tools are necessary components to enable
libraries to track print and electronic subscriptions within an
integrated environment.  Based on the results of this survey, we will
publish an article about serials librarians, their software preferences
and management tool uses.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in this endeavor.

Sandhya Srivastava and Paolina Taglienti

Sandhya D. Srivastava
Assistant Professor
Serials Librarian
Hofstra University
Axinn Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11550
Telephone: (516) 463 - 5959
Fax: (516) 463 - 6438