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Re: Turn-Around Time for Journals Hoyte, Daniel 24 Mar 2009 15:54 UTC

After I hit send, I realized that I forgot about the journals. Those
would be processed for shelving each Tuesday and Thursday for Wednesday
and Friday shelving.

Daniel Hoyte
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Chapman University Leatherby Libraries
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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Ken Siegert
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Turn-Around Time for Journals

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 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.
> 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
> Serials
> Kettering Medical Library &
> KCMA Learning Commons
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