Re: Journals without wrappers? Peter Picerno 28 Jan 2008 21:19 UTC

I think that the wrapperless journals would be a good idea so long as
the label can stay affixed (maybe permanently in a place designed for it
so as not to interfere with other printed matter). Often one needs the
numbers on the label for online activation, claims, etc., and it's
always iffy to try to chase down wrappers to find the needed information.

Peter Picerno

Peter V. Picerno
Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Asst. Head of Resource Development
Green Library
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305.348.6279

Koveleskie, Judith wrote:
> Damaged copies are rare.  I have only had to request once or twice in
> over ten years.
> However, I have had problems with lost issues due to stickers coming off
> in the mail.  I have also sometimes had other peoples address labels
> attached to my issue.  I prefer to have the address printed directly on
> the cover.
> Judith A. Koveleskie, MLIS, MA
> Periodicals Librarian
> Seton Hill University
> Reeves Memorial Library
> 1 Seton Hill Drive
> Greensburg, PA 15601-1548
> 724-838-7828
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of LUFF, Kirsty
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 11:50 AM
> Subject: [SERIALST] Journals without wrappers?
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> Dear colleagues
> Due to our own environmental concerns, and because some of our society
> partners are requesting it, we're investigating the feasibility of
> sending out some journals without wrappers. The cover of these journals
> would instead contain a sticker with address information which could be
> easily removed.
> We understand that a number of journals, notably Nature and Science, are
> already sent out this way in the US?
> We would appreciate answers, on or off list, to the following questions:
> 1. Do you receive journals without wrappers?
> 2. If so, do they arrive damaged?
> 3. Do you/how often do you have to raise claims to the publisher for
> damaged copies?
> Many thanks in advance.
> Kirsty
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