Re: Recycling bound journals Mary Williams 06 Mar 2008 15:43 UTC

We offer everything we withdraw on backserv (and it's sometimes surprising what people will take.)

Any bound volumes that aren't claimed are sent through our recycling service to a local sheltered workshop where they are unbound and recycled for the paper.  The bindings are waste.

We don't currently have an avenue for recycling other forms, though we have some suggestions for contacts from kind persons on the list.  (Thank you, kind persons.)


From: Diana Ryan
Sent: Thu 3/6/2008 8:36 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Recycling bound journals

Mary's posting (below) prompted me to ask a related question.  As libraries
increase their numbers of electronic subscriptions and purchase electronic
backfiles to replace bound journals, what are they doing with the bound
journals they no longer have space for or need?  In our case neither onsite
compact shelving or offsite storage are options. Are you recycling them
locally or do you know of services that can handle this kind of material?
We hate to just throw them away.  Thanks for your assistance and I'll
summarize the responses I received.

Diana Ryan
Director of Collection Management
Scott Memorial Library
Thomas Jefferson University

Date:    Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:17:34 -0600
From:    Mary Williams <mary.williams@MINOTSTATEU.EDU>
Subject: Recycling

Does anyone use a service that will recycle microfiche, microfilm, and
CD-ROM discs?



Mary Williams
Serials Librarian
Minot State University
500 University Ave. W
Minot, ND  58707

(701) 858-4285