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Re: Late Newspapers, etc. Geneice McCutchen 23 Mar 2005 14:53 UTC


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.

Geniece McCutchen
Acquisitions Dept.
Robt. W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
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.
>Jean Shankle
>Pensacola Christian College Library
>Pensacola, FL
>-----Original Message-----
>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>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,
>James Borchert
>Serials Department
>H.M. Briggs Library
>Box 2115
>South Dakota State University
>Brookings, SD 57007-1098
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