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Re: New to list - looking for input on Subscription Ven dors Mary Logue (26 Apr 2004 16:42 UTC)

Re: New to list - looking for input on Subscription Ven dors Mary Logue 26 Apr 2004 16:42 UTC

Does anyone have any experience with Wolper Subscription Services? I saw
them at ALA Midwinter and liked what I saw, but I was wondering if
anyone was actually using them and would be willing to share any
comments?

Thanks,
Mary

Mary Logue
Westmont College
Voskuyl Library
955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, Ca 93108
phone: (805) 565-6251 fax (805) 565-6220

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Ven dors

Mary,

 Serial Hive is a subscription agency that handles small to mid-sized
collections and is worth your inquiry. Their website is
http://www.serialhive.com/ While we do not subscribe to their services,
I
have found Mark Bazzetta,the managing director, to be personable,
detailed
and very interested in representing the specific needs of his customers.
He
can be reached at 773-244-2487.

Sue Marshall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59715

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Sent: 4/23/2004 1:36 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] New to list - looking for input on Subscrition
Vendors

According to my job title, I am no longer a librarian, but those roots
run deep and I need to resolve what I see as information management
problems. I have been with this organization for a couple months. There
is no formal library, but there is a room where people are supposed to
shelve periodicals they receive - some do, some don't. I have proposed
that we look at using a subscription agency to manage the subscriptions
so there is at least a formal inventory of who gets what. I think there
will be some savings in terms of 1) less use of document delivery
services if people can find what they need in house, 2) fewer POs/Check
Requests for accounting to handle and process, 3) potential discounts.
I am in the first stages of looking into this so do not have a list of
publications. We will possibly be looking at converting some print into
institutional electronic subscriptions.  I know there are a lot of very
technical medical journals (Blood, Biology of Blood and Marrow
Transplantation, Current Opinions in Oncology...) as well as some more
mainstream publications.

I have searched SERIALST from Jan 2003 to date for information and found
some good information including find Rolo Turner's "Criteria for
Selecting a Subscription Agent. I also learned about the Faxon
bancruptcy (they were my vendor in the late 1980s). It has been 10 years
since I have managed subscriptions through an agency. In the past, I've
used Faxon, EBSCO and Readmore. Who should I be looking at? Any plusses
or minuses for any specific vendors? What are current fees? Anything I
should specifically look for in a vendor?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mary Senneka
Business Development & Market Research Manager
National Marrow Donor Program

3001 Broadway St. NE Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN  55413

612.627.8152
msenneka@nmdp.org