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dropping serial check-in? Cynthia Hsieh 03 Aug 2004 21:22 UTC


I wondered how many of you have dropped checking in serials?  Do you
dropped all the check-ins or just selected types of serials? What are
the pros and cons of this practice?

After reading an article about the practice at Univ. of Nevada- Las
Vegas, our library administration strongly encourages our library to
drop checking all the serials.

I feel comfortable to drop checking in weekly magazines, daily
newspapers, and periodicals with online access; however, I am a little
skeptical about expensive  periodical titles.  I am not sure if it will
create more work by just dropping check-ins for selected titles since a
new sorting procedure is needed.

Any advices are greatly appreciated.


Cynthia Hsieh
Head of Technical Services/Assistant Professor
University Library
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Tel: 209-946-2571