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Re: Serials claims measures Couillard, Monique 26 Mar 2008 14:05 UTC

Claims - I love claims!

I do the claiming here at UNH for the serials collection.  Yes we do
claim - if we pay for it we want it.

I keep track of monthly claims received and claims sent to our vendors.

With our switch to more titles online this isn't a cumbersome task to do
for the paper titles.

Monique Couillard
Serials Check In Supervisor
Dimond Library - University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1972

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Pennington, Buddy D.
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:48 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Serials claims measures

Hi all,

We claim on a weekly basis and continue to manually tally the number of
claims sent to our agents.  Our Innovative ILS tallies the total sent
each week and our serials assistant then totals those weekly tallies by
hand for a monthly total.

We've made a push to automate our statistics collection, and I was
thinking that we might switch from claims sent to # of claimed issues as
a monthly measure of the work we have done for claiming late issues.  We
could easily collect the number of claimed issues for the month using
Innovative's Create Lists function.

I was wondering a couple of things:

1.     How many libraries continue to claim late issues? I have heard
that a number of libraries have given this up.

2.     If so, how do you measure that work?  Claims sent?  Does anyone
measure it in the way I described above?

Thanks all!

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University Libraries

800 E. 51st Street

Kansas City, MO  64110


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