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Re: Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in print? Charles L. King 03 Nov 2006 21:09 UTC

Re: Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in print? Charles L. King 03 Nov 2006 21:09 UTC

I don't know which subscription agent you use, but if you use EBSCO, you
could gather up all those clean print copies and send them to EBSCO for
inclusion into their missing copy bank.  EBSCO will even reimburse your
postage, and you will have warm fuzzies for helping other libraries.

Charles L. King
Serials Librarian
Hawaii State Library
478 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2994
http://www.state.hi.us/libraries/hsl/serials.html

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Tian Zhang
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 10:18 AM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in
print?

We have the same problems, too. Anyhow, we are still checking in the print
copies until I have the choice of having online only. But I do not bind all
these titles any more.

Tian X. Zhang

Serials Librarian
St. John's University Library
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Pamela Contakos
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 11:21 AM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [SERIALST] Print + Online Periodicals - anyone not check in print?

Hi everyone,

We get a number of journals that we would really only like to get the
electronic version of but the publisher only offers the print + online
option.  In terms of pricing that is usually fine with me since I tend not
to save that much by just going online and they are titles that we have to
have anyway. However, we are trying to reduce our physical collection of
periodicals both in terms of labor and supplies to process the journals and
in space that they take up.

My question is, is anyone else in the position of getting a print + online
journal in which they don't want the print so they don't actually check in
and process the print for their collection? I am considering not adding the
print titles to the periodicals collection and just having the online
available but it seems so wasteful to just get rid of the print when it
comes in.  Maybe I could contact the publisher and ask them not to send the
print? Any other ideas? Is any one else dealing with this?

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Pamela Contakos
Assistant Director
Donald B. Watt Library
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802)258-3356
pamela.contakos@sit.edu