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MARC Cataloging: Guidelines For Discarding Serials Directly
Clearly mark items to be directly discarded TRASH; place where public has no access (e.g., covered dumpster). Notify Serials Cataloging via Serform when discard affects holdings statement. Count items for statistics ("DISCARDED DIRECTLY"). Send items with salability or security questions through regular discard procedures; do not discard direct 0255 (government-depository) items; see gov doc procedure.
Weekly and bi-weekly
Current Contents types
Newsy ones, outdated quickly
Less than one volume in run
Reprints of journal articles
Congressional Record, Federal Register unless 0255 copy
Non-MIT alumni bulletins
Annual reports of companies and institutes
Abstracts and indexes of journal literature for less than 1 year
Non-MIT technical reports done on government contract. (Usually issued by universities and military or defense research labs; identifiable by report/contract number on cover.*)
Non-MIT working papers*
Mimeographed UN documents
Publications identified "for limited distribution only"
Mutilated or very worn items
*Don't discard directly if cataloged as a monograph or analyzed as series; follow usual discard procedure.