What to do with journals?

kaj.stenberg at helsinki.fi.invalid kaj.stenberg at helsinki.fi.invalid
Sat Nov 10 06:15:10 EST 2001

joe at genetics.washington.edu wrote:
> As long as this is newsgroup  bionet.journals.note, let me raise a different
> question.  A friend is seeking to get rid of some years' accumulation of
> old copies of (paper) scientific journals.  If our local University
> library isn't interested, is there anyone he should give them to?  I
> am pretty sure that local libraries and bookstores will not want them.
> While it might be helpful to get them to some institution in a poor
> country, the shipping costs would be a serious problem.

> A lot of old scientific journals get tossed in the dumpster around here.
> Is there a better destination?

A few times I have seen ads were universities in developing countries
ask for journal donations. I'm under the impression that they pay for
shipping. I think this would be a worthy cause, although I am not right
now aware of any ad. Could some information desk at UN help?


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