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Re: Donations policies for periodicals? Michael A. Weber 23 Feb 1998 22:04 UTC

At Alvernia College we do not have a set policy, but this is how we proceed.
If it is just a few issues or a few years we accept the donation.  We then
will discuss the gifts usefulness.  If we find it to be more of a burden we
put it on dup exchange.

If it is a large donation, we take the persons name and phone number and
discuss the gift among the librarians.  If we can't use it, we try to
recommend someone who can or offer to put it on dup exchange.

Mike Weber

At 01:38 PM 2/20/98 EDT, K. Convery wrote:
>I am curious to know what policies other libraries have in place for
>accepting periodical donations.  What do you accept, and do you have a
>limit on how complete a volume or year you will take and add to the
>collection.  Sometimes we get scattered issues of a title.  What to do so
>as not to hurt the donors feelings if it doesn't meet the criteria? Thanks
>for all responses.
>Kami Convery
>Dowling College
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