Re: Back Issue Vendors (besides USBE) Debbie Turner 05 Oct 2009 16:37 UTC

If you establish an account with them and send them your duplicates, it is $10.00 an issue.

Debbie Turner
Acquisitions Department Binding Unit
University Libraries
Northern IL University
DeKalb, IL 60115

>>> Barbara Pope <bpope@PITTSTATE.EDU> 10/5/2009 9:16 AM >>>
Absolute Backorder is very good for their customer service.  Including shipping, I think I paid about $30.00 or so for a journal issue.  That seems a little expensive, but I had exhausted all other options.

Another extremely low cost option is to use back issue listservs where other libraries give away journal issues they no longer need.  Some libraries on the lists say they don't need any reimbursement.  Some libraries ask for postage reimbursement in the form of stamps, but even if you reimburse full cost, it is a lot less than buying the issue.  Altogether, these lists create a lot of traffic in an email account, so I set up a separate email account on gmail.  Of course I can access it, but mostly I have a student go through and look for issues that we need.





Barbara M. Pope
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762

Mykie Howard wrote:

Which vendors have you used besides USBE?  USBE is great, but they do not have some of the issues that we need.


Mykie Howard
Serials Librarian / Head, Serials & Gov. Documents
Morehead State University
Camden-Carroll Library
150 University Dr.
Morehead, KY  40351