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Re: Help with check -in info John Lucas 27 Nov 2006 14:54 UTC

Hello Sara,

We do not bother with the months at this time because this is its first
year at 16 issues.  If there was a 2 year history with months that
seemed to be consistant, then we would add months.  As it is, we divide
the number of issues by 365 days, adjust our prediction accordingly and
hope that they come more or less around that time.

Elsevier, for some journal titles has a tendency to print and send out
the issues way ahead of the predicted date, which is frustrating, so the
first 1- 2 issues may actually come in 2006.  They do not list months on
their Science Direct list of issues.

John Lucas

Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

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(FAX)  ( 601) 984-1262

>>> "Stokes, Judith" <JStokes@RIC.EDU> 11/22/2006 4:02 PM >>>
Hi Sara,

I don't have that journal, so I cannot look at it, but here are the
guidelines we use for cover dates:-- Only use what is actually on the
piece, so if there are really no dates at all, leave the cover dates
blank (our system shows what date we checked it in, so it does not help
to repeat the "arrived" date.) That way if it is cited differently, the
patron may have more detail than we do, but she will not be put off by
some detail of ours that contradicts the citation she has. Most of the
time, there is at least a year on every issue. In that case all 16
issues have the same cover date, e.g., "2006"

Good luck,
Judith Stokes, Serials Librarian
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum on behalf of
Sent: Tue 11/21/2006 3:13 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Help with check -in info


I receive Journal of Biomechanics and the serial has 16 issues in the
with no indication of what number is for what month. I was wondering
would be the right way to input the info into our workflows system.
now, I put mon/yr, with the month being the month the issue arrives.
But I
am not sure if this is the right way to do this. Any help would be
appreciated, Thank you~