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Re: Late Newspapers, etc. Edwards, Mary 22 Mar 2005 20:18 UTC


While we deal directly with the publisher for delivery problems -- and
our papers are delivered in the morning by carrier -- I can speak to the
online only issue.  You may not get all the pictures coming across as in
the print version, and there may be other restrictions to other parts of
the paper needing special logins, etc.  Recently, we had an instructor
want a story on a visual music exhibit from the LA Times.  We finally
got access, but the pictures weren't there.  For us, that was as
critical as the text.

Good luck!

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

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 8:57 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Late Newspapers, etc.

Hello, we have been having a problem with a couple of our newspapers
coming late.  The two worst offenders are the Boston Globe and the
Washington Post.  These papers are arriving between 7-10 days late.  We
purchase these titles through Ebsco, they have contacted them and have
been told that there is nothing we can do because they come through the

My questions are: Does anybody else have this problem (not necessarily
these titles)?  And what did you do about it?

I have one other, semi-related question.  Because of this problem, we
have considered switching these titles to an online-only format.  Does
anyone have any experience with this?  Among others, I'm concerned about
providing enough computers to maintain a suitable level of access as
well as cost of downloading.

Thank you in advance,

James Borchert
Serials Department
H.M. Briggs Library
Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1098 <>