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Re: Suggestions for Serials Check-In System Mike Ratti 12 Aug 2004 14:18 UTC

I am not the author but I believe this is the article Sandy was referring

Building a Serials Check-In Datafile Using Microsoft Access and Paper
Check-In Principles Serials Review, Volume 26, Issue 1, April 2000, Pages
22-42 Mark Horan

Michael Ratti
Library Assistant
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Library-Room 9546
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399

Phone (215) 590-2317 or 2318
Fax (215) 590-1470

>>> LIBRSDS@MAIL1.HOFSTRA.EDU 08/12/04 08:29AM >>>

Have you looked into creating a periodical checkin database using MS

There was an article that I read in Serials Review (I believe it was
this title) where the author had created a periodical checkin database.
You may want to look into this since it is a no fee option for you.

Can't remember the issue but maybe the author will comment.


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

>>> Peter_Washkevich@DBS.DOE.STATE.FL.US 8/11/2004 3:21:04 PM >>>

Our library has a relatively small number (about 100) of serials
subscriptions.  We've been noting check-in dates, and issue dates on
spreadsheets -- which is possible because of the size of the collection.

Does anyone know of any software, or other system, that would enable us to
automate a small collection like this?  Obviously, we don't want to take
the plunge with one of the major library automation vendors.

But it would be nice to be able to keep track of check-in, arrival dates,
issue numbering, claims, etc. in an automated environment.



Peter Washkevich
Librarian, Technical Services
Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
420 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2804
800.226.6075 ext. 6013