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Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services (Naomi Fackler) Ann Ercelawn 11 Mar 1996 15:25 UTC

Date: Sat, 09 Mar 1996 10:28:26 -0600
From: "Naomi P. Fackler" <npf7714@TAM2000.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services (2 messages)

We are also sometimes criticized for spending time on exchange. I leave
it to student workers and we spend as little time as possible on it. We
have been able to fill in gaps with the offerings of commercial firms
occasionally, but very often they do not have the issues we need. Another
purpose it serves is to get rid of some of the gifts we receive. We also
try to keep those to the minimum, but there are always some politically
sensitive times when we must accept a gift, and others when they are
dumped on us unannounced. Using them to fill in gaps for other libraries
sure beats tossing them. The alternative to using exchange is to bind and
shelve many incomplete volumes, but that causes lots of problems for
Interlibrary Loan.

Naomi Fackler
Medical Sciences Library
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-4462

> 2 messages:
> _____
> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 08:34:01 -0800
> From: "MORSE, CAROL" <morsca@WWC.EDU>
> Subject: Re: DEU: Paper vs. Electronic (Linda Tilly)
> We use the electronic lists, but are not at all ready to stop using the
> paper.  We get paper lists from over 300 schools, and electronic from
> less than a dozen.  Sometimes the e-lists don't come to us over the net,
> and once or twice we were not able to load them because it required too
> much memory.  The specifications for compiling and sending out the
> e-lists were rather complicated, in my opinion.
> Carol Morse
> Serials Librarian
> Walla Walla College
> College Place, WA 99324
> _____
> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 15:34:33 -0500
> From: Barbara Eastland <eastland@MAX.MUHLBERG.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Duplicate/Exchange Services
> Hello--
>         Now that several of you good serials people have mentioned it,
> let me go a few steps further and ask you folks to *justify* doing
> exchange work either electronically or on paper.
>         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!
>         I know the value of exchanging; maybe if I can get some measured,
> thoughtful responses from various places around the country. . . . .
>         If you can respond at all, please respond off list. Thanks.
> Cordially,
> Barb Eastland, serials
> Trexler Library
> Muhlenberg College
> Allentown  PA  18104