Use of discard lists R Davis 06 Apr 2007 17:15 UTC

In the last year I have completed 82 volumes and now have 15 more titles
with complete uninterrupted runs from a discard list. However, our library
director has decided it is a waste of time to use discard lists for collection
fulfillment. Of course, my belief has always been to keep surplus issues out
of the landfills and give them to libraries that could use them. I thought all
libraries wanted the most complete collection possible. Has there been a
change in library philosophy that I missed? I would appreciate (off-list) any
insights or responses to this policy change.

Roger Davis
Serials Librarian
(at an academic college library)