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Re: Subscription Bargains Barbara Pope (29 Nov 2007 21:04 UTC)

Re: Subscription Bargains Barbara Pope 29 Nov 2007 21:04 UTC

Hi, Jaime.  In my opinion, it would mainly depend on how many title you
are talking about.  If you subscribe to a small number of titles, it might
make sense.  I work in a university library and the total number of
subscriptions we have is about 1590.  That is including a few titles we
order direct, because we can't get them any other way, and gift/exchange
subscriptions.  Are you willing to contact each publisher to establish
subscriptions, claim issues, and cancel publications?  It can be a lot of
work.  We subscribe to the bulk of our journals through EBSCO and because
we submit payment by a certain date, we receive a discount on our


Barbara Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS  66762
(620) 235-4884

> Hello,
> I'm wondering if anyone does not use a subscription service and instead
> subscribes to their journals individually. I realize the amount of work
> involved in such an undertaking, but as my renewal notices are pouring
> in, I can't help but notice the great deals we are missing by
> subscribing annually, especially on the popular magazines like Sports
> Illustrated.
> I am, by nature, a bargain hunter so I'm finding this painful. Is it
> totally unrealistic to "go it alone?"
> Thank you,
> Jaime Hammond
> Jaime Hammond, MLS
> Reference/Serials Librarian
> Max R. Traurig LRC Library
> Naugatuck Valley Community College
> 750 Chase Parkway
> Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
> Phone: (203) 575-8199
> E-mail: