February 2004 Monthly Report


To: Tom Scott

From: Karen Cassel, Manager, Serials and Electronic Acquisitions

Re: Monthly report: February 2004

Date: March 1, 2004


1.Electronic Resources.

New additions:

-Elsevier: holdings for electronic journals are now all reflected in the catalog

-ABI Inform: added 244 new titles

-Proquest Nursing: added 108 new titles; deleted 12 no longer active titles

-Cambridge University Press: changed URLs for 101 titles to Scholars Portal, and added 75 additional titles

-JSTOR: added 38 new titles from Arts and Sciences IV and Complement

2. Cancellations. We cancelled 232 Blackwell subscriptions (203 titles).

3. Theses binding. We completed binding the backlog of unbound theses. Our next project will be to assign accession numbers and affix labels to all of the earlier theses and then send them to HNES-STOR; estimated number, 1600.

4. Academic Book Center. Blackwell Books and Academic Book Center have merged under the Blackwell name. I received printouts of our orders that were formerly with ABC, as well as lists of the Blackwell US and Blackwell UK standing orders. These were all reviewed and corrections passed on to Blackwell Books US.

5.Open orders. All open orders placed over 3 months ago and not yet received were reviewed and followed up with claims, emails etc. Many were charged to Visa to expedite the ordering process.