Re: Software for serials records Virginia Jenkins 11 Dec 1998 20:59 UTC

I read the recent posts asking about the serials management software,
Magazine Manager, and thought people might be interested in some further

Magazine Manager is a PC(DOS) based program, but it will also run on Windows
(3.1, 95, 98, and NT).  It is a stand-alone program designed for a single
user, but can be installed on a network, and there is a module available
allowing others on the network to view, but not change, information.

Magazine Manager maintains a variety of information about your periodicals
such as call number, subject, location, subscription information (cost,
expiration, supplier), and what issues have been received.  A frequency
pattern is defined for each title, alerting you to what is late or missing.
This pattern can be easily changed as publishers change their schedules, and
changed titles can be linked to previous ones.

A variety of reports can be generated including holdings lists and lists of
issues late or missing.  Reports can be saved and called into your word
processor.  Also, labels can be printed for each issue, either at check-in
or in a batch.  There is also a routing module available.

A free demo is available, and can be obtained by contacting:

Virginia Jenkins
MicroManager Software Services
23 W 072 Woodcroft
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: 630-469-1240
Fax:   630-469-8422

"Give your magazines to the Manager!"

Claudia T. Covert wrote:

>I believe you are talking about Magazine Manager from MicroManager
>Software Services.  Their info is 23 W 072 Woodcroft Drive, Glen Ellyn, IL
>60137-6925, phone 630-469-1240, email, they give
>out free demos.  The manager can run on
> Windows or DOS.
>Claudia T. Covert
>Library Assistant
>Parham Campus Library
>J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
>P.O. Box 85622
>Richmond, VA  23285-5622
>Phone:  (804)371-3222 Fax:  (804)371-3086
>Linda Hofmann <klmklm@MEGSINET.NET> wrote:
>>I do serials acquisitions at a library in a suburb of Chicago.  In the
>>course of my job I have been able to go to several meetings of a local
>>serials SIG group.  At one of these meetings about two years ago, a woman
>>from a nearby suburb did a presentation on a stand-alone software program
>>she designed for serials checkin.  It is called Magazine Manager.  It was
>>originally created for use on PCs with DOS, but I believe she was working on
>>a windows based version.  I was very impressed with the capapbilities of
>>such an apparently simple program.  It was a database program which allowed
>>for title records to which you could attach barcodes for each issue that
>>came in.  It would be ideal for a library that does not have an integrated
>>system such as the one at the library where I work.  I am sorry to say I do
>>not remember her name, or have ready access to ordering information.
>>Perhaps someone else on the list has more information.
>>Good luck!
>>Linda Hofmann, Library Associate
>>Technical Services
>>Naperville Public Libraries
>>Naperville, Illinois
>>Elyse Hayes <<emihayes@LI.NET> wrote:
>>>I'm new to this list, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me:
>>>1.)  Have there been any threads on software for serials management - not
>>>as a module of an overall automation package - but separate software for
>>>serials inventory, reports, etc.
>>>2.)  If so, what's the best way to find it in the archives (what was the
>>>subject line; when was the thread)
>>>3.)  Better yet, if you can recommend particular software, I'd be
>>>interested.  (You can e-mail me directly).
>>>Thank you,
>>>Elyse Hayes
>>>Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY