Re: Claiming not worth it? (RE: [SERIALST] futile claiming) John Lucas 26 Jan 2009 16:10 UTC


When you were audited, did you tell them that you had ceased claiming?  and why you did so?

With Best Regards,

John Lucas

Serials Librarian
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>>> Rick Anderson <rick.anderson@UTAH.EDU> 1/24/2009 3:58 PM >>>
Don't be so sure -- we got audited at my last institution after we
gave up routine claiming, and they never batted an eye.  The value of
the material you're claiming is (usually) so low, and the opportunity
cost of claiming is so high, that really your auditors ought to be
objecting to traditional claiming practices.

Rick Anderson

On Jan 24, 2009, at 2:46 PM, "Stephanie Hess" <hesss@NSU.LAW.NOVA.EDU>

> Unfortunately our auditors would never permit that. :(
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [] On Behalf Of Rick Anderson
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 4:23 PM
> Subject: [SERIALST] Claiming not worth it? (RE: [SERIALST] futile
> claiming)
> 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
> 801-721-1687

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