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Re: Turn-Around Time for Journals Ken Siegert (24 Mar 2009 14:48 UTC)

Re: Turn-Around Time for Journals Ken Siegert 24 Mar 2009 14:48 UTC

Hi Holly,

We subscribe to approximately 1400 print journal titles.

During the semesters (when we have dependable student help), journals
are typically processed and shelved in no more than 1-2 days.  I look
through the mail and make sure that any timely materials
(newsmagazines, newspapers) are processed within a few hours.

During breaks (when student help is sporadic), journals take up to a
week or longer (depending on the length of the break and the number
of students who are working).  I still make sure that timely
materials are processed within a few hours.

Hope this helps,

Ken

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Ken Siegert
Acquisitions Assistant
Electronic Resources & Periodicals / U.S. Documents
Shadek-Fackenthal Library
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA  17604-3003

Phone -     (717) 291-4219
Fax -     (717) 291-4160

On Mar 24, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Spindler, Holly wrote:

> Hello All,
>
>
>
> Our library is taking a look at some of our daily procedures in
> hopes of
> becoming more efficient and a question arose about the turn around
> time
> of processing incoming journals.
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>
>
> I was hoping some of you might share how long it takes from the time
> your journals arrive in the mail to when they are placed on the
> shelves
> and ready for patrons to view?  A week, a day, or a few hours?  I'm
> just
> looking for an estimate or average.  Any information would be helpful.
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>
>
> Thanks so much,
>
>
>
> Holly Spindler
>
> Serials
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> Kettering Medical Library &
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