We have the same problem and do not bother to claim them because of
delayed response and duplicates.
In order to have a current New York Times, we also subscribe to the
national ed., which is hand delivered each day.
Robt. W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Jean Shankle wrote:
>We have that problem with newspapers all the time. Washington Post is one
>of the offenders. Even when they come from a nearby city, we still have
>the same problem. We will even get several different issues of the same
>newspaper at the same time. We wait until they come in. Most of our
>titles get claimed after two weeks. The Los Angeles Times we wait 3 weeks
>on. The Washington Times we wait 4 weeks on. If we claim before these
>time periods we wind up getting many duplicates. We find that many times
>they issues will finally arrive. We have tried talking to the post office.
>work. Can't help you with your online newspaper questions.
>Pensacola Christian College Library
>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of BORCHERT, JAMES
>Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 10:57 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,
>H.M. Briggs Library
>South Dakota State University
>Brookings, SD 57007-1098