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Re: Handling of Sample Issues Bill Cohen (15 Nov 2007 16:32 UTC)

Re: Handling of Sample Issues Bill Cohen 15 Nov 2007 16:32 UTC

What do librarians think of "electronic" sample
copies?

- Bill

Bill Cohen, /Publisher  /
The Haworth Press
[Taylor & Francis Group]
www.HaworthPress.com

Pennington, Buddy D. wrote:
> When I started at UMKC, we had shelves and shelves of sample issues.  I
> took a look at them and when I found single issues from the 1980s I
> decided to weed the whole bunch.  Just about everything went into the
> recycle pile.
>
> Now, we use our "samples" collection only as a means to identify
> potential gift subscriptions, title changes, or new titles that are
> included with another subscription.
>
> When the checkin assistant can't find a title it goes on a shelf.  Once
> a week, I grab those and either create a "discard" checkin record (if
> the title does not look like it has much potential" or a "samples"
> checkin record.  We use Innovative and have templates set up so creating
> one of these records takes all of 30 seconds.  That way the checkin
> assistant then knows what to do with the next issue that arrives, if
> there is one. NOTE: we do not check any actual issues in.  The checkins
> are basically blank records with a note that says to either stick the
> issue in samples or on the recycle pile.
>
> Once per year, we scan the samples shelf to see what can be tossed
> (single issues, etc.).  When we get enough issues of a title that we
> feel comfortable that it is something we will continue to get, I then
> take it to the subject selector to determine if it is a title worth
> adding or if the samples checkin for that title needs to become a
> discard checking.
>
>
>
> Buddy Pennington
> Serial Acquisitions Librarian
> University of Missouri - Kansas City
> University Libraries
> 800 East 51st Street
> Kansas City, MO  64110
> 816-235-1548
> 816-333-5584 (fax)
> penningtonb@umkc.edu
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ann E Miller
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:20 AM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Handling of Sample Issues
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> I would also be very interested in any responses as well.  We're
> struggling with the same "issue" over here at Duke.
>
> Ann
>
> **************************************************************
> Ann E. Miller
> Head, Electronic Resources & Serials Management
> Perkins Library
> Duke University                         "Changed  Priorities Ahead"
> Durham, NC  27708-0177                         Scottish Roadsign
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> "Janet L. Flowers" <jflowers@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
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> Colleagues
> We are looking to simplify or eliminate the steps related to sample
> issues that arrive unsolicited in our department.  So, I would be
> very interested to know how other --especially large research--libraries
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> handle this issue.
> Thank you in advance for your perspectives.
> Sincerely,
> Janet
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