Evaluating Back Issue Collection (Christy Henrikson) Stephen Clark 15 Jun 1998 19:16 UTC

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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 14:08:47 -0500
From: Christy Henrikson <chenrikson@BARR.COM>
Subject: Evaluating Back Issue Collection

We are a small engineering library and our company will be moving.  As part
of our move we are looking at reducing our small (we have 50 titles)
selection of back issues.  I am new to handling serials and  am hoping you
will be able to provide some help as to what guidelines I might use.
Primarily I am considering using the availability of the same journals
located at a large nearby university as a guide to cut those journals since
requests could be filled through document delivery   We have however, a
fairly complete collection of ASCE titles (a number of titles and long
period  of coverage).  I am wondering if those are valuable in and of
themselves and worth keeping.  Also, how do I handle people/departments who
are attached to the idea of having these journals available onsite? Any
assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.


Christy Henrikson
Information Specialist
Barr Engineering
8300 Norman Center Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55437
(612) 832-2698
(612) 832-2601 - fax