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Re: Other Check-in Considerations Bryce, Alan 12 Aug 2004 15:56 UTC

Good Morning,
 Is the barcode also the UPC? If so it is a different format from most of
the barcodes that I have seen used in libraries.


-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Cohen
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Other Check-in Considerations

Relating to the note below about using a work-study student
for serials check-in's:   the new book Introduction to Serials Work
for Library Technicians (Haworth Press, 2004) is just off-press this week.

In addition:   does anyone know what % of libraries use bar code
scanning for serials check-in work?    Haworth's journals are
all bar-coded for swiping a "wand" over the backcover.    Is
bar-code swiping not very common in libraries?

With kind regards,

Bill Cohen, Publisher
The Haworth Press, Inc.

In a message dated 8/12/04 10:33:24 AM, kovelesk@SETONHILL.EDU writes:

> I hesitated to add anything to this discussion, but I have seen nothing
> about the questions of accreditation.  The last time we were reviewed -
> just a year ago - the team member visiting the library asked me what was
> the one thing that I would like to tell the rest of the team.  By the way,
> he was a librarian.  I told him that they should give us more credit for
> electronic access to journals instead of focusing on the size of the print
> collection.  He agreed and then when the team report that was one of the
> things that they criticized, that our print collection was too small.  So
> until that scenario changes, which I hope will be soon, we will still be
> carefully maintaining our print collection.
> Also, in regard to time spent on check-in, I wondered why a librarian or
> other staff member is handling all of this?  With our automated system,
> this is something I train a work-study student to do.  Then I only have to
> deal with the exceptions and problems.  Seems pretty efficient to me.
> Judith A. Koveleskie
> Periodicals Librarian
> Seton Hill University
> Reeves Memorial Library
> Greensburg, PA 15601
> 724-838-7828

Bill Cohen, Publisher
The Haworth Press, Inc.
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Binghamton, New York 13904
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