Popular Magazines (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 22 Sep 1993 17:11 UTC
2 messages, 52 lines: -------------------------- From: Suzanne Curasi <S2C@gml.lib.uwm.edu> Date: 22 Sep 93 08:57:21 CST Subject: Re: Popular Magazines Joe Edelen, University of South Dakota wrote: >Interesting quagmire that all of us are in. However, if the final decision >was mine that library would have some popular titles when I got done cuting. I must agree with you, Joe. Here at UWM our undergrads use a number of popular magazines for their research because they are indexed in Reader's Guide. We are in the middle of a big cancellation project in order to free up money for new purchases, both monographic and serials. We have not purchased ANY new serial for two years. We will probably not purchase any new subscirptions to popular titles in the future. We will cut some of what we have and, of course, give the highest priorities to the research journals. But the popular titles we are keeping fill a need the same as do our Sci-Tech titles. Suzanne Curasi*******************Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Head, Acquisitions Dept.*********Bitnet: email@example.com Golda Meir Library University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PO Box 604 Milwaukee, WI 53201**************Phone: (414) 229-6814************ --------------------------- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 09:24:00 CDT From: Marjorie Wilhite 5-5896 <CADMWLTS@UIAMVS.BITNET> Subject: Re: Popular Magazines The University of Iowa is located in an urban area with population of approximately 60,000 non-university student residents and more than 27,000 university student residents. The University Libraries have always held an understanding with the Public Libraries that we would purchase our own copies of popular magazines. Imagine the additional use that would be imposed on the Public Libraries' subscriptions if we depended on them to serve the needs of 27,000 students for their interest in popular magazines. One tax base supports the public libraries and tuition plus a different tax base supports the university libraries. In a larger urban area the impact of student needs might not weigh as heavily on a public library. We definitely have a very small collection of selected popular magazines as compared to the number of other titles we purchase.