First of all, you need to determine what you should really be getting. Maybe the "extras" are no longer being published or there is a different package in place now. We don't consider these freebies. Somehow, they are included in the cost of the subscription that they come with. We discard our collection, whether it comes singly or with something else.
Judith A. Koveleskie
Seton Hill University
Reeves Memorial Library
Greensburg, PA 15601
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum on behalf of Hammond, Jaime
Sent: Thu 3/19/2009 3:05 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Subscriptions that include extra titles
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.
Jaime Hammond, MLS
Max R. Traurig LRC Library
Naugatuck Valley Community College
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