Re: PERIODICALS VOLUME STATISTICS WHEN YOU DON'T BIND! (Regina McEneaney) Marcia Tuttle 23 Feb 1999 14:43 UTC
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Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:37:20 -0500
From: Regina McEneaney <mcenear@SUNYSUFFOLK.EDU>
Subject: Re: PERIODICALS VOLUME STATISTICS WHEN YOU DON'T BIND! (Lesley Tweddle)
Suffolk County Community College is a 3 campus system. Each library must do
statistics for an annual report to the administration and also for NY State
report. We stopped binding 20 years ago for the same reasons, (cost of
binding and/or copying damage to bound volumes). Most periodicals have a
volume number per year so that is what we use: 10 years of a title equals 10
volumes. Hope this helps.
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> Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 13:09:20 -0800
> From: Lesley Tweddle <Ltweddle@AUCEGYPT.EDU>
> Subject: PERIODICALS VOLUME STATISTICS WHEN YOU DON'T BIND!
> This question is addressed to libraries that don't bind a substantial
> number of the serials they retain in their collection.
> Our Library Administration is hoping to facilitate the collection of
> ACRL statistics. Among their rubrics are
> serials volumes added
> serials volumes withdrawn
> We have been steadily increasing the number of titles we don't bind. We
> find it saves money, and reduces the damage done by photocopying.
> We can easily count (1) bound volumes added or withdrawn; (2) unbound
> issues added or withdrawn; but it would be very tedious for us to
> implement a system for computing the volume-equivalent of the unbound
> issues added or withdrawn (and, I suspect, very unwise to rely on its
> What do other people who retain a lot of unbound periodicals do, when
> asked to supply volume-counts?
> Many thanks.
> Lesley Tweddle
> Head, Serials Department
> American University in Cairo Library