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Re: Turn-Around Time for Journals Hoyte, Daniel 24 Mar 2009 15:52 UTC

It has been a couple of years since I was active in the serials side of
the house. These were the processing goals that I established when I was
the serials/acquisition tech in our law library. These were based on
what time of day, and what day of the week items would be delivered.
When the person responsible for the filing also has a bearing on when
things were processed.

Material				delivery time
time to shelf
Daily newspapers 			morning drop
9 am
Daily newspapers 			afternoon mail 		9 am
next day
Newspapers less than daily 	mail				9 am
next day
Processed each Friday for weekend filing
Processed Tuesday for Wednesday filing and Friday for Saturday filing
Newsletters				Most arrived Monday
Processed Tuesday for Wednesday filing

The rest of the processing was specific to law libraries, and while
serial are probably not as interesting.

Daniel Hoyte
Senior Library Systems Technician
Chapman University Leatherby Libraries
(714) 532-7745
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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Spindler, Holly
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:30 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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