Canadian Book Exchange Centre (CBEC) / Centre canadien
d'échange du livre (CCEL) - A resource-sharing
service provided by Library and Archives Canada, CBEC is a
redistribution centre, a clearing house that arranges for the exchange
of publications deemed surplus by one library but needed by another.
However, as of March 6, 2008, the Canadian Book Exchange Centre
announced that it will no longer accept publications from the private
sector or from government and international organizations for
redistribution among libraries. In effect, the Centre will shut its
doors permanently on June 30, 2008. See announcement
ASEE/ELD Duplicates Exchange - from the American Society for
Engineering Education/Engineering Libraries Division.
- N.B.: Links to BACKSERV and BACKMED
have been relocated
to services listed with those offered in Europe.
Programs for Books, Journals, and Media - listing of
the Health Sciences Library at the University of Buffalo.
Duplicates Exchange Union (DEU) - Operating under the
auspices of the
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a
the American Library Association, the Duplicates Exchange Union (DEU)
an association of libraries who cooperate in the exchange of usable
library material. Although composed primarily of small college and
libraries, the DEU aims to serve all libraries in finding a place for
their duplicate or unwanted materials. DEU is a free service open to
Serials Exchange - this program was discontinued as of October
2008. For more information visit the MINITEX web site.
- National Library
Medicine (NLM) Journal Donation Program - to ensure that its holdings
of journals, indexes, and other serials are as complete as possible, NLM
instituted this program so that DOCLINE
libraries can donate print volumes
that they no longer wish to retain. For more information
ALIAdupstm - a list devoted the exchange of
journal duplicate and back issues between Australian libraries in the
areas of Science, Technology and Medicine. Both available and desired
issues may be posted to the list.
(The list address is: email@example.com.
To subscribe, visit the web site:
For general information about ALIAdupstm and other electronic mailing
lists from ALIA, see ALIA
E-lists (listing of public e-lists).
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- a list for duplicate Medical/Health
sciences journal exchanges to facilitate journal exchange primarily
between U.K. medical libraries (although it is open to overseas
subscribers also), by allowing periodicals librarians to post lists of
journal duplicates and wants. Sign on, manage subscriptions, send
search the archives from a central web page address:
ACQNET - a discussion forum devoted to library acquisitions,
collection development, and related subjects. This list
focuses on discussion of acquisitions processes -- not actual trading
or exchanges of materials.
(The list address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
; subscribe from the web site
SERIALST - a discussion list devoted to all aspects of
serials processing in libraries. Discussion of processes for back
issues, exchanges, etc. is welcome though, as a rule, SERIALST
is not a forum for posting lists for
the trade or exchange of duplicate, wanted or unwanted serials.
(The list address is: email@example.com ; to
subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
subscribe serialst YourFirstName YourLastName)
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Please send comments, updates, corrections to: Birdie MacLennan (Back
Issues & Exchange Services web developer).
Last updated: May 20, 2011.