The Serials section of the William M. Randall Library - Technical Services Department is responsible for ordering, receiving, and paying for the current periodicals and standing order subscriptions. Materials include journals, magazines, and newspapers, in print or electronic format, books published in series (standing orders), microforms, and databases.
The Serials staff provides access to these publications by maintaining holdings information. We also create and edit electronic links to online materials. The Serials section oversees all bindery operations.
Randall Library Serials Statistics
As of March 2007, Randall Library provides access to 29,110 periodical titles, 13,915 of which are available online. Randall maintains subscriptions to 1,539 print serials and 759 electronic serials (not counting major publisher packages).
During the 2005-2006 fiscal year, the department checked in 10,260 issues of journals and magazines and 2,510 newspapers, and received 77 reels of microfilm and 218 microfiche sheets. Approximately 112,204 issues of journals and magazines were sent to be bound during