The APLIC Duplicate Materials Exchange Program was established in 1978 to redistribute underutilized and/or duplicate materials among members. In 1997, APLIC established a listserv forum to further promote and facilitate the exchange of resources. This list is a continuation of this effort.
Listed publications are intended to benefit institutional, library, or resource center collections, and are not intended for individual use. Materials distributed through the Duplicates Program are usually donated by APLIC members, although donations are accepted from outside sources. Requests for duplicate materials are reviewed and processed by the donating agency, with special consideration given to colleagues in developing nations.
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Questions about the DUPS program:
Email Yan Fu, DUPS Coordinator
To subscribe to the list:
Email the listserv moderator, Nykia Perez.
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How to reply to a posting:
- The listserv has been created so that, by default, replies to a posting go to the originator of the message only — not the whole list. This will help prevent the “Hi, haven’t heard from you in a while. How are you?” syndrome which sometimes infects lists.
- When you reply to a message, ask yourself, “Do I want this message to go to everybody on the list or just to the originator?” If to the originator, reply will work fine.
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APLIC-I_Duplicates Listserv Archives
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The Format of Your List:
- The lists can be in any format with as complete a citation as possible, including date of publication.
- The number of items on each posted list should be limited to 50.
- A deadline of about 2-3 weeks for responses should be given on each list posted.
- Requests for materials should NOT be posted to the entire listserv, but to the holding (posting) library/institution.
- Materials will be distributed on a first come/first serve basis, with preference given to libraries in developing countries.
- The library requesting the materials should select exact titles and supply a complete mailing address.
- Postage is the responsibility of the holding library/institution but APLIC may be able to reimburse some expenses by request.
- Members who participate in the DUPS program should keep statistics on the number of items sent and the cost of postage and submit the information to the DUPS Coordinator, Yan Fu.
To get more information on how to use this mailing list:
The list’s owner:
Nykia M. Perez
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania