Re: Donating journals, redux Dietsch.Barbara@EPA.GOV 10 Sep 2008 12:50 UTC

Perhaps to get a definitive answer and keep everything above board, why
don't you contact the publisher directly with you enquiry?  See if there
is a time frame in which they enforce this policy.  You might have to
dig beyond the front-line customer service to a supervisor or manager of


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I found this in one of our medical journals:

(Subscription rates for institutions and individuals and a single issue

"For member society subscriptions, please contact the publishers
[address missing].

Individuals who wish to subscribe at a reduced rate must declare
informally that the subscription is for their own private use.  It will
not replace any institutional subscription and it will not be put at the
disposal of any library."

One could assume from this that one cannot therefore donate old issues
to any library.


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