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Re: Recycling bound journals Kim Spencer 06 Mar 2008 16:05 UTC

We too are removing the bound volumes that we have in JSTOR.  We first list these volumes on Backserv and have had a pleasing response there.  Unfortunately, the rest do go to recycling.  We have a student cut off the cover -- the covers go in the trash, the insides go into the recycling bins on campus.  If someone else has a better idea, I would be interested in knowing it.

Kim Spencer
Serials Assistant
Charles C. Myers Library
University of Dubuque
2000 University Ave.
Dubuque, IA  52001
P# 563-589-3778

>>> "Pennington, Buddy D." <penningtonb@UMKC.EDU> 3/6/2008 9:10 AM >>>
This has recently came up for us.  We are building an ASRS system and
are starting to get rid of bound volumes of titles that we also have
access to in JSTOR.

Our first step is to offer them to other libraries in the state through
our MOBIUS consortium.  If no other libraries want them, we are looking
at contracting out to a local paper stock company called Batliner.  It
looks like they are owned by Pioneer Industries, which owns similar
outlets in other cities

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University Libraries
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110

UMKC University Libraries: Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Diana Ryan
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 8:36 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Recycling bound journals

Mary's posting (below) prompted me to ask a related question.  As
increase their numbers of electronic subscriptions and purchase
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
compact shelving or offsite storage are options. Are you recycling them
locally or do you know of services that can handle this kind of
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