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
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,
Electronic Resources & Periodicals / U.S. Documents
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
> of processing incoming journals.
> 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
> and ready for patrons to view? A week, a day, or a few hours? I'm
> looking for an estimate or average. Any information would be helpful.
> Thanks so much,
> Holly Spindler
> Kettering Medical Library &
> KCMA Learning Commons
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