Re: new Gift and Exchange discussion list Carol Morse 23 Jan 2004 16:52 UTC

I totally agree. Backserv is doing a great job. Why have another?
Carol Morse


Walla Walla College Library
Periodicals Dept.
104 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA  99324-1159

Carol Morse
Serials Librarian
509) 527-2684; fax 509) 527-2001

>>> Orion_Pozo@NCSU.EDU 1/23/2004 6:03:17 AM >>>
Dear Werner and Shixing,

I tend to disagree with you that a Gift and Exchange discussion group
would be a good place to post duplicates lists. I can see this as a
place to discuss exchange programs, but not to be an actual duplicates

In my mind there are enough duplicates exchanges already in existence.
Birdie MacLennan maintains a website called Back Issues & Exchange
Services at

which lists existing duplicates exchanges. BACKSERV and ALA/ALCTS
Duplicates Exchange Union (DEU) serve as general duplicates exchanges
and should be supported rather than starting up new ones.

I can see a need for more specialized subject exchanges like the
ASEE/ELD Duplicates Exchange which I coordinate. Groups of librarians
with specialized subject interests can find the volume of information
DEU and BACKSERV daunting. The Gift and Exchange discussion group
be a good place to set up such exchanges or to talk about ways to
improve the ones that already exist.

Orion Pozo, Collection Manager for Engineering
NCSU Libraries
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Tel: 919-515-7557  Fax: 919-513-1108
Box 7111 NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

-------- Original Message --------
From: Shixing Wen <shwen@UMICH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] new Gift and Exchange discussion list

Dear Werner,

You're right. In addition to more theoretical discussions, this list
also be used to facilitate exchanging of discarded/duplicate

But please hold on a little bit. I'd like to start a discussion on
issues related to library booksale next week. We don't want to bombard
colleagues with lists of duplicate materials from the very beginning

Shixing Wen
GIFTEXCH list administrator

----- Original Message -----
From: "Werner Lind" <wlind@MAIL.BLUEFIELD.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] new Gift and Exchange discussion list

> Would this be a list for exchanging discarded/duplicate periodicals,
> addition to its
> other purposes?
> Shixing Wen wrote:
> > As you know, the GIFTEX-L was disbanded last week. A new gift and
> > discussion list, called GIFTEXCH, has been created at the
University of
> > Michigan.
> >
> > To sign up to the new list, please
> >
> > 1. send an email to:
> > 2. leave the subject line blank
> > 3. in the body of message, type:
> >      subscribe your first name and last name
> >      (for example: subscribe Shixing Wen)
> >
> > One of the issues I intend to discuss on the new list is the
> > related to library booksale. Anybody interested, please sign up.
> >
> > Shixing Wen
> > Head of Exchange & Gift Section
> > University of Michigan Library
> --
> Werner A. Lind
> Assistant Library Director
> Easley Library/Bluefield College
> 3000 College Drive
> Bluefield, VA 24605
> 276-326-4269