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Popular Magazines (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 22 Sep 1993 17:11 UTC

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From:         Suzanne Curasi  <>
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

Suzanne Curasi*******************Internet:
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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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.