Re: Journals without wrappers? Zens, Lois A 30 Jan 2008 16:00 UTC

I agree with Shirley.  Our magazines and journals are increasing being
damaged somewhere in shipping. The damage has been severe - cuts through
out the entire issue, pages totally missing and even once only about
half of the magazine arrived here - it had been sliced in half by
something. I have noticed that the ploy bags are being damaged more
often too. I have been processing more and more claims because of

Lois Zens
Library Tech. - Serials
Devereaux Library
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Rais, Shirley (LLU)
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:34 PM
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My experience is totally the opposite.  We seem to received empty
mailers at least once a month and are claiming more torn up issues than
we used to.  They are getting mangled somewhere in the shipping process.
Of course I don't have statistics, just observation that it seems much
worse lately.

Shirley Rais, MLS
Chair, Serials Department
Loma Linda University Libraries
11072 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Ph: 909-558-4583
Fx: 909-558-4919

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Koveleskie, Judith
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 12:13 PM
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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
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Greensburg, PA 15601-1548
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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of LUFF, Kirsty
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 11:50 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Journals without wrappers?

***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.


Kirsty Luff | Senior Communications & Marketing Manager
Oxford Journals | Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street | Oxford | OX2 6DP
+44 (0)1865 354206

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