The Serials Librarian
The author reports on the results of a survey on serials processing backlogs in technical services. Approximately 40% of responding libraries had some type of backlog of serials, both print and electronic. The types of materials in the backlogs and the factors that contributed to them are discussed, together with the storage of backlogged materials and the public’s access to them. The study examines possible methods to reduce the backlog and perhaps prevent future backlogs in serials processing.
Sibley, Betty J., Chipping Away at Serials Processing Backlogs in Technical Services (2008). The Serials Librarian, 55(3), 444-456.