Christie's auction

From: Andy Holt <>
Date: Wed Feb 16 01:17:08 2005

> These are journals that any University library has multiple copies
> of (probably one in the math department, one in the main library). ...

University librarians usually send each year of a journal for binding a year
or so after the year is complete. So a separate issue of the journal is not
so likely to exist.

In addition to this, like any other librarians, they typically have space
problems. This may mean that journals that are infrequently used may get
pulped - at best after replacement by microfiche/microfilm.

Individuals who subscribe to a journal often are also likely to throw out
copies after some time - when they retire if not before. So 40 year old
copies are likely to have gone.

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