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Re: Subscriptions added/cancelled Lee Cheng Ean 03 Nov 1998 05:03 UTC

Great!, Now that we know how complicated it can get with counting serial
subscriptions added and cancelled, how do you keep track of the counts?  Do
you keep a manual record or do you insert a code in each record and have a
system generated report?  If it is automated, where do you keep the data to
generate a report for a specific reporting period?

In our case, we have two fields (variable length) created in our checkin
records for us to enter the reporting year, eg. 1998/99 etc. One field is
for Year subscription was added and the other Year subscription was
cancelled.  By the way we are using Innopac.  Instructions have to be given
to staff regarding when they need to add data to the field and when not to.
Hence my earlier questions.   It tends to get too complicated since a serial
title can change and take so many variations.  You may ask, wouldn't it be
easier to keep a manual tab than to get the system to count???  I know, I
know, but....

Any further "insights" would be helpful.


Mrs Lee Cheng Ean
Head, Serials
Technical Services Division, Central Library,  National University of
89 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119275
Email:  Tel: (65) 8742035   Fax: (65) 7747180