Re: Stand alone serials software? T Thompson 13 May 2009 15:12 UTC

A rather inexpensive system is Gold Rush out of Colorado.  This would also
give you an article linker that you could use for Open access journals if
you do not have any electronic subscriptions.

Tracey Thompson
Acquisitions Librarian
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
(p) 575-646-8093
(f) 575-646-7477

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Carolyn Ruby
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:50 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Stand alone serials software?

Help!  We don't have a serials control program with our current ILS and
I recently discovered records for periodical publications have been kept
in three different places and three different ways.  Since we don't have
an acquisitions budget (!) all of our periodicals are donations.  With a
recent reduction in staff I am now responsible for two of the periodical
collections and am working towards taking on the third.  I'd prefer to
automate this all in one database.  Before I look at setting up a
database on my own I wondered if anyone can recommend a free or
inexpensive alternative. (I work for the State, enough said?)  They've
been using a Kardex, Excel, and Word to track the different collections.
All have been very basic and impossible to really see where we have

Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted!

Thank you!

Carolyn Ruby
Library Assistant

Idaho State Historical Society
Public Archives and Research Library
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