Re: to Voyager or not to Voyager (Caitlin Downing) Bob Persing 23 Jun 2005 12:02 UTC

Subject: RE: [SERIALST] to Voyager or not to Voyager (3 messages)
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:44:07 -0700
From: "Downing Caitlin" <>
To: "SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum" <SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU>

Dear Sunny:
I also agree that Voyager is much superior for check-in than any manual system.

I have an idea what you mean by cumbersome:
that for every check-in record you are required to enter a line-item P.O. in Acquisitions (which is unnecessary with some ILS systems).
And there is the issue of having to individually suppress older issues from the OPAC so that they do not fill up the OPAC screen.
And that the statement of holdings is not automatically updated after each checkin (as with some systems).

But once your orders are in place and you have become accustomed to the system's requirements, check-in is pretty much a breeze.  I especially like the ability to enter special issues with titles, and indexes. I also think that Voyager's adherence to Marc Format Holdings Data puts it at the head of the class.


Caitlin Downing
Library - Periodicals
Santa Rosa Jr. College
1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA     95401

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Yoon, Sunny
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 2:33 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] to Voyager or not to Voyager


One of our reference librarians here who had consulted before for
numerous libraries brought up the idea that we could perhaps return to
manual check-in and tracking for our ~500 journals.  We currently use
Voyager Acquisitions which has been cumbersome for us in many respects.

I can see that this would be easier to deal with in certain respects but
also think that we would then lose the integrated information management
that Voyager offers.  I would love to hear other perspectives on this
issue, so please feel free to respond!


Sunny Yoon
E-Resource/Serials Librarian
Robert W. Van Houten Library
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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