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Re: Other Check-in Considerations Edwards, Mary 12 Aug 2004 21:32 UTC


We use barcoding for our serials, but we use our own barcodes not the ones
on the backs of books or other publications.  Hope this helps.

Mary Edwards
Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA  90405

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Cohen
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:22 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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