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Re: Periodical survey Sandhya D. Srivastava 08 Apr 2004 15:22 UTC

Dear Liz

Here at Hofstra -- we have a serials review process that is done within
the Library Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate.  All our departments
come under review and all teaching faculty and chairs are involved in
the process.  We have found that this type of collaboration with faculty
is best because everyone who needs to be involved is and changes can be
made a lot faster than if you have to wait for a department to respond
to a survey.

Hope this helps.  Feel free to contact me if you would like to know
more about our process.

Sandhya Srivastava

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

>>> ressege@PAULSMITHS.EDU 4/8/2004 10:21:46 AM >>>
Greetings all,

I apologize if this has previously been discussed to death but I could
use some input if possible.  Part of our assessment plan calls for a
faculty assessment of our periodical collection - do we have what they
need, what could we get that would be useful, do they prefer print or
electronic, etc.  My idea is to compile a list of periodicals by
division and send that to faculty members within that division along
with the survey.  This list would consist of active subscriptions only
and we've decided to include our database offerings.  (Putting this
thing together is shaping up to be a daunting task.)  My question is,
has anyone out there had experience with this and would they be
to share?

Feel free to contact me off the list.

I appreciate any help you can offer.

Liz Resseguie

Catalog Librarian

Paul Smiths College

P.O. Box 265

Rts. 86 & 30

Paul Smiths NY 12970-0265