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Re: Late Newspapers, etc. Roberta Winjum 22 Mar 2005 21:39 UTC

It's much faster to get the daily newspapers via the same courier
who delivers personal subscriptions and/or newsstand copies than to
use a subscription vendor. Maybe your campus bookstore, a news
kiosk, or a nearby Borders can help you get in touch with whoever
delivers their copies. In a previous job, I've even walked to the
newsstand to bring back the daily issue on a few occasions when our
subscription went haywire.

You may have to do some hunting to find a newsstand in Brookings,
SD, that carries current issues of both the Washington Post and the
Boston Globe, and who is willing to connect you with their courier.
You'll probably have to pay a lot more individual invoices this way
too. Just make sure they don't want to throw a rolled up copy onto
the lawn in front of the library!


Roberta J. Winjum
Assistant University Librarian
Technical Services
Vanderbilt University Library
110 21st Ave South, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203

--On Tuesday, March 22, 2005 3:18 PM -0500 "Edwards, Mary"
<meedwards@AII.EDU> wrote:

> -----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 mail.
> 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
> <>