Re: Journals without wrappers? Barbara Pope 29 Jan 2008 14:29 UTC
I agree that the information printed on the issue, or on a label on the
issues, is extremely helpful. A significant number of publishers seem
to print account numbers, customer numbers, etc. there. When I call a
publisher to set up electronic access, they sometimes need that
information and don't seem to get it that issues are packaged in plastic
which gets thrown away as soon as we unwrap it.
Barbara Pope, MALS
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS 66762
Judy Washburn wrote:
> I work in serials in a medical library. We do receive a number of
> issues without covers. 99% come undamaged. We like the customer
> information printed on the journal. That way if we need to verify our
> information for the publisher, it is not thrown out with the mailer.
> At 08:50 AM 1/28/2008, you wrote:
>> ***Apologies for cross posting***
>> 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.
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>> Oxford Journals | Oxford University Press
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