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Re: delays in publication Lori Hughes 19 Feb 2004 21:22 UTC

While I agree that delays in publication should be considered during the
serials review process, my experience has taught me to confirm that the
publication is actually delayed. EBSCO currently handles over 4100 of
our subscriptions and I too have noticed an increase in titles tagged as
delayed.. However, we sometimes learn that these delayed issues are
actually not delayed.  In one case recently, I was working with a title
that was marked delayed. Upon contacting the publisher on a separate
question, I learned that the issue was ready and that the publisher was
waiting for payment from EBSCO before shipping. I'm not sure how
widespread this is, but it does bear keeping in mind.

Lori Hughes
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Alkek Library
Texas State University - San Marcos

Koveleskie, Judith wrote:

>I agree.  Fortunately, EBSCO will delay reordering until these publishers catch up, but I think some of them never will.  I like the idea, that some have expressed, of not renewing based on the title being "nonproductive".  I think we will take a look at this too.
>Judith A. Koveleskie
>Periodicals Librarian
>Seton Hill University
>Reeves Memorial Library
>Greensburg, PA 15601
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Black [mailto:blacks@MAIL.STROSE.EDU]
>Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:31 AM
>Subject: [SERIALST] delays in publication
>Our last "Bulletin of Serials Changes" from our vendor EBSCO showed that
>almost 10% of our subscribed titles are delayed in publication.  This seems
>to be a higher percentage than I've seen before.  Do others share the
>impression that more titles are delayed now than in past years?
>Steve Black
>Reference, Instruction, and Serials Librarian
>Neil Hellman Library
>The College of Saint Rose
>392 Western Ave.
>Albany, NY 12203
>(518) 458-5494