You don't have to make any sort of list of the donated titles. I think they take issues that are not more than 2-3 years old. Just put them in a box and send them off.
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Barbara Pope [bpope@PITTSTATE.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Back Issue Vendors (besides USBE)
Don't have the staff time.
Debbie Turner wrote:
> 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