Re: Claiming not worth it? (RE: [SERIALST] futile claiming) Paula Sullenger 26 Jan 2009 14:30 UTC

Has anyone actually asked their auditors?  I assumed the same thing but
finally asked about check in and claiming.  They responded they didn't
think it was necessary to check in every single piece, just checking at
least once a year to make sure something was coming in would be enough.
Good faith efforts at claiming would do.

I don't think we'll stop checking in (most of it is done by students)
but I plan to revise our claiming procedures this year.

Paula Sullenger
Head, Acquisitions Dept.
RBD Library
231 Mell St.
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606

334-844-1725 phone
334-844-3148 fax

>>> Clement Lau <cclau@UBALT.EDU> 1/24/2009 6:03 PM >>>
Agree. Also, our campus procurement office would question such practice
as well.

Clement Chu-Sing Lau
Assistant Director for
Technical Services and Administration
University of Baltimore
School of Law Library
LC420A, 1415 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-837-4592 (voice)
410-837-4656 (fax)

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

Unfortunately our auditors would never permit that. :(

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Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 4:23 PM
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
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