Backserv -- Informal exchange of serial back issues and books among libraries


About Backserv
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Backserv is a list devoted exclusively to the informal exchange of serial back issues and books among libraries. Backserv provides a public forum for the listing of both available and desired serial issues and books in all non-medical subject areas. Messages which deal primarily with medical materials should be sent to the BackMed list. Backserv is not a forum for messages which discuss the process of exchanging materials or the merits of various dealers or exchange avenues. These messages should be posted instead on SERIALST or ACQNET.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Backserv Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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