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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Ordering - Subscription Agency

It is the policy of the Wayne G. Basler Library to order most of its periodical subscriptions through a subscription agency.

When the library receives the agency’s renewal list in late spring, the Dean of the Library is to review the list with the periodicals librarian for additions and deletions. First consideration is given to titles that support college programs, while duplication of specialized journals, expensive titles and unusual materials are more carefully reviewed. Faculty recommendations, student requests, and unsolicited recommendations are also carefully considered.


  1. Upon receipt of the renewal list, check to make sure that all of the information contained in the list is correct, i.e., all subscribed-to titles are listed, renewal dates seem accurate, previously canceled titles are not listed, etc.
  2. Consult with the Dean of the Library, periodicals librarian, and appropriate faculty members, then make additions or deletions to the list according to the subscription agency procedures.
  3. Make sure that the renewal list is returned to the subscription agency in a timely manner.