Re: Claiming not worth it? (RE: [SERIALST] futile claiming) Stephanie Hess 23 Jan 2009 22:10 UTC

Unfortunately our auditors would never permit that. :(

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Subject: [SERIALST] Claiming not worth it? (RE: [SERIALST] futile

Those who are finding claiming to be frustrating may want to consider
doing away with routine claiming altogether.  I realize that sounds
crazy, but if you do a rigorous cost/benefit analysis you may be
surprised at how little benefit you end up getting from your investment
in the claiming process for most titles.

Just a thought.  (And one that some of you are probably surprised it
took me this long to share.)

Rick Anderson
Assoc. Dir. for Scholarly Resources & Collections
Marriott Library
University of Utah