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Handling of Sample Issues Bill Cohen (17 Nov 2007 17:51 UTC)

Handling of Sample Issues Bill Cohen 17 Nov 2007 17:51 UTC

This seems like a terrific approach!

    - Bill

sydna bryant wrote:
> Wow!!! Somebody with common sense.  It seems to be a rare thing.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Zac Rolnik
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 2:59 PM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Handling of Sample Issues
>
> This may seem like sacrilege to the publishers on this list, but I am
> actually surprised that publishers send out unsolicited sample copies.  In
> my more than 20 years of publishing, I have never sent an unsolicited sample
> copy to a library. I have always been under the impression that if a library
> were interested, or if a faculty member or student recommended a journal,
> they would request a sample copy from the publisher or subscribe if there
> were sufficient demand and budget.
>
> Further to Bill's question, I do provide librarians with links to a free
> "electronic" sample copy if requested or if I think there may be some
> interest but not in any wholesale manner.  As a matter of fact, we no longer
> send out print sample copies unless the print is explicitly requested.  If I
> have been too modest in my distribution of unsolicited sample copies, please
> let me know.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Zac
>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Cohen
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:33 AM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Handling of Sample Issues
>
> 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
>>
>> 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
>> phone: 919.660.5855
>> fax:919.668.3134
>> email:ann.e.miller@duke.edu
>>
>>
>>
>> "Janet L. Flowers" <jflowers@EMAIL.UNC.EDU> Sent by: "SERIALST:
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>> 11/14/2007 09:06 PM
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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
>>
>> handle this issue.
>> Thank you in advance for your perspectives.
>> Sincerely,
>> Janet
>>
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Bill Cohen, /Publisher  /
The Haworth Press
[Taylor & Francis Group]
www.HaworthPress.com
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