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Re: dropping serial check-in? Leslie 09 Aug 2004 20:39 UTC

For those of you who have dropped serial check-in, do you shelf materials
by journal title?  If you shelf by LC classification, how do you get the
call number on the piece?  Or do you print it using your ILS and you
simply skip the check-in part?  We use Innopac and the call number label
is generated as part of the check-in process

Leslie Button
Associate Director for Collection Services
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Feustel, Carol
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] dropping serial check-in?

I can hear the publishers salivating as libraries debate dropping checkin.
They have limited claim time periods, everyone that drops checkin will end
up either purchasing missing issues or utilizing exchange services more

For this medical library, checkin will remain.  With subscriptions costing
thousands of dollars (one is over $15,000) it is not fiscally sound to not
make sure we receive each and every issue.  I can't understand how any
library can justify not making sure they receive every item they pay for.

Carol Feustel

Carol S. Feustel                                 phone: 513-558-0179
Journals Specialist                            fax:       513-558-0472
Health Sciences Library                   email:
University of Cincinnati
121 Wherry Box 670561
3223 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45267-0561

-----Original Message-----
From: barbara trumpinski-roberts [mailto:kittent@UIUC.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] dropping serial check-in?

At the Uniersity of Illinois in Urbana, serials received by
acquisitions are checked in on Millenium (and will be checked
in on Voyager when we get that module up and running).

As I work in a departmental library (Funk Agricultural,
Consumer and Environmental Sciences) I check in both the
serials we receive directly AND recheck in the serials
checked in by acquisitions becuase there is NO other way to
easily determine what needs to be claimed.  When we get an
automatic claiming system and I can see what has been checked
in, maybe I will let it go.

My feeling is that claiming missing issues and being able to
bind journals is too important to let things come in and go
on the shelf without some way to track them (of course, i am
not the librarian in charge).

Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts
Funk ACES Library-UIUC
Library Techinal Assistant

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 14:22:42 -0700
>From: Cynthia Hsieh <chsieh@PACIFIC.EDU>
>Subject: [SERIALST] dropping serial check-in?
>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

barbara trumpinski-roberts (smotu) 217-333-2416
Funk ACES Library-UIUC
200 LIAC  1101 S. Goodwin  Urbana, IL  61801 mc-633

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