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Re: Serials check in? Zhang, Jingping (09 Nov 2007 17:56 UTC)

Re: Serials check in? Zhang, Jingping 09 Nov 2007 17:56 UTC

Thanks so much for everyone who has given comments about this issue. I
will do more research.


Jingping Zhang

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Marshall University Libraries

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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Susan Wishnetsky
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Serials check in?

At 04:10 PM 11/8/2007, you wrote:

>My question is - if you didn't check it in, how do you know if you are

>missing it because it was never received?

You don't.  But if it has an electronic version, it doesn't matter.

And if it doesn't have an electronic version, it's obviously an

inferior journal which nobody reads, so it still doesn't matter.

The check-in people you cut from the staff were the ones

who also did claiming, so nobody's claiming anything anyway.

If you're wasting some money on paper copies you're not

getting, well, you're saving money on staff, so it all evens out.

If that's not enough, you can charge your patrons for ILLs. If

they don't like it, enlist them to write letters to those dinosaur

paper journals urging them to get with the times, already.

How's that?  SW

>Just a thought,


>Susan Andrews


>Head, Serials Librarian

>Texas A&M University-Commerce

>P.O. Box 3011 - Library

>Commerce, TX 75429-3011



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