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Re: Serials check in? Karen Chobot (08 Nov 2007 20:35 UTC)

Re: Serials check in? Karen Chobot 08 Nov 2007 20:35 UTC

We took a break in checking in serials a couple of years ago when we
migrated to a new system.  In the time it took us to redo all our serials
records and learn to set up new patterns, we lost track of a lot of issues.
We were more than happy to have the check-in return.

That said, now that paper serials are less and less important to patrons, it
may be all right for a small library that doesn't keep extensive backfiles
to get rid of check-in.  However, if you are in a research institution, I
would think you should be planning for researchers down the road several
years.  You simply have to have some way of knowing when you are missing an
issue or a subscription has stopped coming entirely.

We will maintain our check-in as long as we have paper issues to house.

Karen C.

Karen M Chobot, MLS
Director, Mildred Johnson Library
North Dakota State College of Science
800 6th St. N.
Wahpeton ND 58076
701-671-2385
800-342-4325

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> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Zhang, Jingping
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 9:21 AM
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> Subject: [SERIALST] Serials check in?
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> Hello everyone,
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> We think to stop checking in journals. I just wonder who has
> this experience and do you recommend this? Any comments and
> suggestions would be appreciated.
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> Thanks!
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> Jingping
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> Jingping Zhang
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> Assistant Dean of Library Technology/Associate Professor
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> Marshall University Libraries
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> 304-696-2326 (O) 304-634-0110 (cell)
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> 304-696-5858 (fax)
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> zhangj@marshall.edu
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