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Re: Serials check in? Amanda Yesilbas (20 Nov 2007 14:47 UTC)

Re: Serials check in? Amanda Yesilbas 20 Nov 2007 14:47 UTC

I did a program at NASIG in 2006 about electronic journal check-in.  The
title is Old is New Again: Using Established Workflows to Handle
Electronic Resources and can be found at

When I was at FAU we created an access database that gave a daily report
of what needed to be checked for availability.  We were only checking
things that we had a paid subscription.  I'm a very firm believer that
electronic journals need to be checked in.  There are far more places in
the work flow and set up that failure can occur.  I also think we should
be proactive in finding missing material not just wait for scattered
reports.  For every one student or faculty member that complained about
lack of access another ten probably just shrugged and skipped over the

 Amanda Yesilbas
Florida Center for Library Automation
Technical Services Support Specialist
Phone: (352) 392-9020 EXT 297

Koller, Rita wrote:
> Chandra,
> This sounds intriguing. I would like to know more about how you are
> entering the e-journals into voyager. Also, are you including all Muse
> and Jstor titles too? What would you say how many hours is the data
> entry?
> Do you make out a cheat sheet listing step by step directions?
> Our serials department is very small. I have one student for 8 hours a
> week
> Who is assigned to do this, staff or student help?
> Rita
> PS: This would be a good program for NASIG.
> Rita M. Koller
> Serials, Government Documents and
> Reference Librarian
> Lake Forest College
> Donnelley and Lee Library
> 555 N. Sheridan Road
> Lake Forest,IL 60045
> 847-735-5065
> 847-735-6297(Fax)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Chandra Jackson
> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 6:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Serials check in?
> We are also using our Voyager predictive check-in (along with an
> in-house web-based interface) to generate lists of electronic journals
> that are checked on a quarterly basis to make sure our access is
> working, identify journals that may have moved from one publisher
> package into another, or have URL changes that are not reflected in SFX.
> Jill Emery mentioned our system during a session in Charleston (it's
> called SEESAU). If you'd like more info, please feel free to contact me
> off list.
> Chandra Jackson
> Serials Librarian
> University of Georgia Libraries
> 320 S. Jackson St.
> Athens, GA 30602-1642
> ph: 706-542-7460
> fax: 706-542-4144
> email: