The library receives many unsolicited serials and periodicals from a variety of sources. Some come with another title that we have ordered, others are sent as solicitations for a subscription. We have developed a procedure for reviewing this titles and keeping track of the decision.
Search the title in HOLLIS. If the Law Library does not have a record for the title, use the form for a "white slip search" found on the department's intranet page.
The purpose is to gether information to help the selector make a decision about whether this is a title we should add to the collection. The information we are looking for is:
Is it available at another Harvard library; if so, cite HOLLIS number and library
Is it available electronically; cite where--organization's website, HeinOnline, Lexis, Westlaw, etc.
Check for an OCLC record for more bibliographic information and to make sure it is not a title change
When you have gathered all easily available information, place the slip in the piece and route to the selector responsible for that juridiction or type of material