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Re: What to do with weeded JSTOR volumes? Barbara Pope (08 Jul 2009 15:01 UTC)

Re: What to do with weeded JSTOR volumes? Barbara Pope 08 Jul 2009 15:01 UTC

BACKSERV does still exist and is going strong.  There are also the
ALCTSDEU and BACKMED listservs.  These are also potential ways to get rid
of old bound volumes by giving them to another library that is missing a
volume.  I have only requested really old stuff one time, but regularly
request new issues when we don't receive them from the publisher or they
"grow legs."  I am so happy to be on those listservs.  Without them, we
may be binding quite a few incomplete volumes.

Barbara M. Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS  66762

> At 02:23 PM 7/7/2009, you wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>We are gearing up to weed several journal runs from our music
>>periodicals collection and I am trying to figure out what we should
>>do with the weeded volumes. I don't want to spend a lot of time
>>trying to find a new home for these, but I feel like we should make
>>some effort to avoid throwing them in a dumpster. I can offer them
>>to other academic libraries in Missouri through a consortial email
>>list but was wondering what a second step might be if we didn't have
>>many takers.
>>Does anyone know of any companies that would be willing to take this
>>and give or sell them to libraries in need?  I know the USBE program
>>is not taking JSTOR holdings. We use Better World Books for our
>>weeded monographs, but they won't take journals.  Can anyone
>>recommend a similar company that we could use?
> Is Backserv still operating?  The sign-up page still appears
> at
> And it used to be possible to post to the listserv without even
> signing up, just by sending your list of available issues to
> <>, along
> with any requirements
> for responses, mailing, or reimbursement.
> But I haven't used it in ages, so I don't know if it's in business.
> SW
>>Buddy Pennington
>>Serial Acquisitions Librarian
>>University of Missouri - Kansas City
>>800 East 51st Street
>>Kansas City, MO  64110
>>Phone: 816-235-1548
>>Fax: 816-333-5584
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