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Re: YBP and serials SUSAN BEIDLER 23 Aug 2007 16:29 UTC

We do virtually the same thing that Kate does.  The other types of orders we send through the bypass account are those for multi-volume sets like specialized encyclopedias, etc.  We also set up a separate ordering/processing account for our reference collection since those books include a location above the call number on the spine label.

I'll echo Kate's comment that it's not perfect, but it is easier to fix the odd mistake than to deal with relabelling many volumes.


Sue Beidler
Snowden Library
Lycoming College
700 College Place
Williamsport PA 17701

phone: 570-321-4084
fax:      570 321-4090

>>> "Seago, Catherine" <kate.seago@UKY.EDU> 8/23/2007 10:56 AM >>>

 We have a by-pass account with YBP that we use for sets, replacements and other items that we do not want  have the shelf-ready processing done on. This has worked very well for us. The one catch is that you need to know when you place the order with YBP that you don't want processing and designate it as by-pass.  We have over the years had the occasional slip but this mostly works for us. -- Kate.

Kate Seago
Head, Acquisitions Dept.
2-21A Young Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0456
Tel (859) 257-0500x2120
Fax (859) 257-0508

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Lin, Selina S
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] YBP and serials

        Here at University of Iowa, we are about to acquire shelf-ready service from YBP. They will treat ALL individual volumes as monographs, including those that are part of serials and sets.
        While our standing orders for serials are exempted from this service, and so still within our control, there will be non-standing order serials volumes randomly selected by our bibliographers and therefore supplied by YBP as books. In other words, there will be separate bib records for Title A, 2007 (or vol. 1), Title A, 2008 (or v.
2), and so on.
        It appears that YBP offers no option to exclude individual serials volumes from monographic treatment. What are other YBP customers dealing with this situation? Are people happy about this? If not, what alternatives are available? Any advice is welcome and much appreciated.

      Selina Lin
        University of Iowa