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Re: Subscriptions that include extra titles Connie Foster (19 Mar 2009 19:31 UTC)

Re: Subscriptions that include extra titles Connie Foster 19 Mar 2009 19:31 UTC

If you are the primary decision maker, then just weigh the value of the
extra pub. vs. shelf space and content. Many times things come for
awhile and then stop so the effort put into tracking them is
compromised. If it seems to have staying power, then we do add to our
catalog, check in, and either current x years, or bind. I don't worry
too much about hunting down what we used to get but don't or even what
we should get but don't (unless we are really paying for those extras).
Welcome to a tiny part of the serials work and world.
connie foster

Hammond, Jaime wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm fairly new as a serials librarian and am still figuring out where
> many of our journals came from (previous donations, freebies, etc). I've
> noticed that several of our subscriptions used to include other titles
> but we're no longer receiving those extras.
> In addition, there are several titles that we subscribe to that are
> sending another title along with them as part of a package.
> Do I add these "freebies" to our catalog? Do I make a space for them on
> our display shelf? I'm now having to remove these other titles that have
> stopped coming from the display shelf, so I'm wondering what the best
> approach to this is.
> Thank you,
> Jaime Hammond
> Jaime Hammond, MLS
> Reference/Serials Librarian
> Max R. Traurig LRC Library
> Naugatuck Valley Community College
> 750 Chase Parkway
> Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
> Phone: (203) 575-8199
> E-mail: <>
> Check out the library blog!
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