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Survey results - Serials check-in/claims (Caroline Barnes) Marcia Tuttle 14 May 1998 16:12 UTC

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Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 10:03:08 -0500
From: Caroline Barnes <cbarnes@LIBBY.RBLS.LIB.IL.US>
Subject: Survey results - Serials check-in/claims

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my survey
on serials check-in/claims. I must have hit a hot spot -
90+ responses! Here, in summation are the results, minus
comments to numerous to detail:

1. where are serials physically checked-in on a daily basis
        63      Technical Services
        4       Circulation Services
        2       Reference Services
        21      Other (Serials, Acquisitions, Bindery)

2. who checks in serials on a daily basis
        62      full-time staff person who does it every day
        8       part-time staff persons who do it some days
        6       student workers who do it during their shift
        15      other (part-time staff who do it every day or
                some combination of the above)

3. are you maintaining a kardex
        13      yes
        78      no

4. are you using the automatic check-in sold by your jobber
        12      yes
        79      no
        (question refers to serials vender - was not clear to
        some respondents)

5. are you using an automated check-in system from someone else
        63      yes
        19      no
        (question refers to someone other than serials vender - was
        not clear to some respondents)

6. if yes to #5, who/what
7. are you satisfied with it
8. have you seen a reduction in the number of problems with claimed
issues, etc.

System                          #7                      #8

Ameritech's Dynix               yes     3               yes     4
                                no                      no      2
                                yes & no                can't say
                                until recently,         for the most
                                yes                     part

Ameritech's Horizon             yes     3               yes
                                no                      no      2
                                pros & cons
                                reasonably satisfied

Ameritech's NOTIS               yes     3               yes     2
                                no      1               no      3
                                most times

DRA                             yes     2               yes     2
                                no      2               no      4
                                some limitations        yes & no
                                                        yes & no

Endeavor Voyager                yes     5               yes
                                no                      no
                                yes & no                too soon to

EOSi                            yes     1               yes     2
                                no                      no

FAXON/MicroLinx                 yes                     yes     1
                                no      1               no

GEAC                            yes                     yes
                                no      1               no      2
                                it isn't perfect

Innovative Interfaces           yes     22              yes     10
                                no                      no      8

SC350                           yes     1               yes
                                no                      no      1

Serial Control System           yes                     yes     1
Professional Software           no      1               no

SIRSI                           yes     2               yes     3
                                no                      no      1
                                jury is still out

VTLS                            yes     1               yes     2
                                no      1               no
                                relatively, yes
                                has many limitations

9. do you use a bindery for long term storage/preservation
        79      yes
        10      no

10.     do you shelve current issues in a separate location from bound
        68      yes
        17      no

Caroline Barnes
Black Hawk College Library
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
(309)796-1311, ext. 1119