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Backfile retention policies van Sickle, Jennifer 11 Nov 1998 19:40 UTC

 Hi everyone,

       We are a liberal arts undergraduate institution with about 2000
 students.  We are in a consortium with two other colleges within the
 state.  I would like to hear from similar libraries re: their
 policies/guidelines regarding the following:

 -Backfile retention of journals no longer received by the library

 -For smaller satellite libraries, what stays on the shelf and what goes in
 storage (specifically science libraries)

       I'll summarize if there is enough interest. My thanks to Sheila
 Stuckey for sending a copy of her university's collection development

 Jennifer van Sickle
 Serials Librarian/Science bibliographer
 Trinity College
 300 Summit St.
 Hartford, CT USA 06106