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Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services (2 messages) Ann Ercelawn 07 Mar 1996 19:38 UTC

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Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 16:45:56 -0500
From: Jeanette Skwor <SKWORJ@GBMS01.UWGB.EDU>
Subject: Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services (2 messages)

Oh, but I would really love to hear the discussion on this!

Jeanette Skwor

> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 15:34:33 -0500
> From: Barbara Eastland <eastland@MAX.MUHLBERG.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services
>         My director has told me that the exchange process is too
> expensive both in real money and in time consumed; we can purchase the
> missing issues from a dealer or the publisher if we need them.  What can
> I tell her, folks?  HELP!
>  If you can respond at all, please respond off list. Thanks.
> Cordially,
> Barb Eastland, serials
> Trexler Library
> Muhlenberg College
> Allentown  PA  18104


Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 11:45:31 -0600
From: John Lucas <jalser@UMSMED.EDU>
Subject: Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services (2 messages)

To help answer Barbara's question to help justify it.

I have been on the Readmore Backserv and Backmed since July 1995.  With our
new system (HORIZON), I now am having to put in our Acquisitions module, one
purchase order for items we receive as gifts, including exchanges.  This is
necessary because we have a dollar value for our journal collection for
insurance purposes.  The order by which value is determined is as follows.

        1. Price of the volume or issue at the time it was published as
listed in the publication.
        2. If unavailable, the price of the volume or issue as listed in a
subscription agent catalog. (we have Faxon from 1973 to date)
        3. If unavailable, we have a chart for broad medical subjects
clumped by groups of years going back to 1900.


To date, my total is over $ 12,000.00 !!!

YES, it does take time in my day, BUT I am also able to fill gaps in our
collection of OLDER VOLUMES, not readily found by most dealers.

If you do not have much money to spend with backfile dealers, then the lists
are the way to go to stretch your library dollar.  Even if you have the
money, it shows to the bugetary people that the library is trying to get the
most out of the money it has.

Expensive?  Where else could we have found Critical care medicineVol. 18
issues 1-6 1990 (to replace a badly mutilated copy) for the cost of postage
of under $5.00 when my estimate to replace through a backfile dealer was $
96.00. (It took 3 different requests to get all 6 issues)

What is a librarians' time worth?  Isn't filling in gaps, replacing missing,
mutilated volumes also part of our job?

John Lucas
Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rowland Medical Library
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

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