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Re: Late Newspapers, etc. Linda Grooms 23 Mar 2005 13:52 UTC

We could receive same day delivery of the New York Times, as opposed to
the mail delivered Late Edition. However, the same day delivered copy is
not the Late Edition. My understanding is the two editions are not

Linda Grooms
Periodicals Supervisor
duPont-Ball Library
Stetson University

-----Original Message-----
From: Roberta Winjum [mailto:roberta.winjum@VANDERBILT.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Late Newspapers, etc.

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

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
> <>