Re: Late Newspapers, etc. Rouillard, Marilee 22 Mar 2005 21:42 UTC

I had a student worker who worked summers at the Post Office.  He told
me that mail that isn't first class doesn't have to be moved at once.
Therefore it can collect a few days before someone sends it on its way.
That explains a lot.

-----Original Message-----
From: Barb Dietsch [mailto:Dietsch.Barbara@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV]
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Late Newspapers, etc.

The Washington Post always comes between 5-10 days after publication
because it's mailed.  The thing I find frustrating is that the issues do
not come in consecutive order.  I guess some issues get held up at the
Post Office and others don't.


 Barbara Dietsch, Serials Coordinator
 EPA Library - UNC Contract Staff
 109 TW Alexander Drive (C267-01)
 Research Triangle Park, NC  27711

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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 <>