value per issue academic Patricia Pettijohn 27 Apr 2007 17:13 UTC


I am working on a collection valuation project, and am rapidly balding
as a result.  I have quite a lot of information on periodical values by
various methods-by copy costs per page, by bound volume, by current
subscription costs multiplied by holdings, etc., but I am hoping that
someone can point me to costs/values by individual issue.

I have seen some cases where folks take the total number of unbound
issues, divide by 12, and use this figure to calculate by volume, but I
find this approach unsatisfactory.


Patricia Pettijohn

Head, Collection & Technical Services

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

140 7th Ave. South St. Petersburg, FL 33701