Re: Selling of Journals, Donations of Journals, mostly Jstor Skwor, Jeanette 25 Feb 2010 15:10 UTC

We did our JSTOR pull last summer, and offered ours.

We placed 85 bound volumes and 137 unbound issues in other UW libraries.  Another 223 bound volumes and 1348 unbound issues were placed through Backserv.  Of the Backserv placements, we received $640 for those that went to vendors.

While a small percentage of what we pulled (roughly 5000 bound, 11000 unbound), we helped other libraries, we kept materials out of landfills, and we added a bit to our book budget.   We are currently working on a short run pull project & offering also.

Jeanette L. Skwor
Serials Dept., Cofrin Library
University of WI-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI  54311-7001
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