Re: student subscriptions? Barbara Pope 09 Dec 2009 21:30 UTC

I remember I had to subscribe to Washington Post for a class when I was
in college. I think the professor gave all the students subscription
cards that looked kind of like those you see inside magazines for gift
subscriptions and such. We each had to subscribe individually and send
in checks to pay for our subscriptions. I noticed on the Sports
Illustrated website that you can subscribe for 56 or 28 weeks. The 28
week subscription is a lot cheaper and that would a lot closer to the
right number of issues for a student.


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

Lynne Weaver wrote:
> I’m looking to you clever folks for ideas for this.
> A professor came to me this afternoon to ask about subscriptions,
> wanting to use a weekly magazine for a class next fall. She’d like her
> students each to have a print subscription, in this case to Sports
> Illustrated. She’d prefer, of course, short-term subscriptions (4-6
> months), preferably at a group or student rate.
> Have any of you run into this with any of your professors? I found her
> the customer service number for S.I., checked with my jobber (1-year
> terms only), and have a call in to the local delivery service through
> which we get some newspapers. There’s the lead-time factor, too, and
> the campus post office not dealing with student magazines over the
> summer problem. I suggested she might have to collect money from the
> students in April when they register for the course, order the
> subscriptions herself, and use her home address for all of them.
> This query isn’t quite library related, so contacting me off-list is
> fine.
> Lynne N. Weaver
> Serials Coordinator
> Lipscomb Library
> Randolph College
> Founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College
> 2500 Rivermont Avenue
> Lynchburg, VA 24503
> 434 947-8396
> 434 947-8134 Fax