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Re: What to expect from a subscription service Pennington, Buddy D. 17 Nov 2005 14:54 UTC

I'm also interested in this.  I've been considering tracking the number
of claimed issues checked in vs. the number of claims we make for our
vendor but haven't had the time to set it up.  If anyone has any
benchmarks on this, they would be much appreciated.

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
UMKC - University Libraries
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bruch, Courtney
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 3:24 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] What to expect from a subscription service


I'm a new librarian in charge of a print serials collection at a small
university library.  Currently we receive 90 print publications from a
subscription service.  Maybe I'm an idealist, but I'm surprised by the
number of claims I have had to make monthly; and how I am oftentimes
unable to receive a copies of a serial that should have been sent and
wasn't.  Does anyone have statistics on about how many claims are made
monthly at a library receiving about the same number of journals?  Or,
does a list ranking large serial jobbers exist?  Any advice would be
greatly appreciated.

Courtney Bruch

Reference Librarian

South University of Alabama

5355 Vaughn Road

Montgomery, AL  36116


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