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ERIC Number: ED061950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 12
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Report on Survey of Subscription Agents Used by Libraries in New York State Conducted by the Technical Committee in 1970.
Doares, Juanita S.; And Others
In a questionnaire survey of all libraries in New York state and subscription agents used by them it was determined that libraries appear to know very little about what their subscription agents can be expected to do for them. The information collected in the survey is presented in tabular form and by type of library. The names and addresses of the subscription agents are presented with a description of types of materials, services rendered, business data (fees), and ratings by the libraries. The following recommendations are made: (1) that agents develop more efficient ways of claiming missing issues, (2) improvement of internal organization of the agencies, (3) development of more efficient handling of supplemental charges, (4) enhance cooperation between publishers and agents and (5) that regular personal contact be maintained between libraries and their subscription agents. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: New York Library Association, New York.