Re: Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in print? Tian Zhang 03 Nov 2006 20:17 UTC

We have the same problems, too. Anyhow, we are still checking in the
print copies until I have the choice of having online only. But I do not
bind all these titles any more.

Tian X. Zhang

Serials Librarian
St. John's University Library
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

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Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 11:21 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in

Hi everyone,

We get a number of journals that we would really only like to get the
electronic version of but the publisher only offers the print + online
option.  In terms of pricing that is usually fine with me since I tend
not to save that much by just going online and they are titles that we
have to have anyway. However, we are trying to reduce our physical
collection of periodicals both in terms of labor and supplies to process
the journals and in space that they take up.

My question is, is anyone else in the position of getting a print +
online journal in which they don't want the print so they don't actually
check in and process the print for their collection? I am considering
not adding the print titles to the periodicals collection and just
having the online available but it seems so wasteful to just get rid of
the print when it comes in.  Maybe I could contact the publisher and ask
them not to send the print? Any other ideas? Is any one else dealing
with this?

Pamela Contakos
Assistant Director
Donald B. Watt Library
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301