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Re: Turn-Around Time for Journals Stella Sandy 24 Mar 2009 15:24 UTC

We have a turn around time of one 2-3 days. This makes allowances for
Library Assistants who might be working the late shift (Reference) and
would not come in during the day. When a member of staff is on leave the
workload is shared among the others.

We do not let our Student Assistants check in journals however they
handle the Newspapers. These are done immediately. They also assist with
the stamping (property) and labeling.


Stella Sandy
Librarian II
Head, Acquisitions & Serials
Main Library
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine
-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Spindler, Holly
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:30 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Turn-Around Time for Journals

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.

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.

Thanks so much,

Holly Spindler


Kettering Medical Library &

KCMA Learning Commons

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