Network Bulletin   No: 07-54

Date:       December 14, 2007

Subject:    Excess and redistribution program (XESS)                     I
Index term:  XESS moves to monthly cycles         

Beginning in January 2008, XESS will move to monthly cycles, rather than quarterly. 
Conferences will  have the opportunity to dispose of unneeded copies of books once every four
months (three times annually).  The cycle schedule is as follows:


Cycle               Month               Conference

1              January        		Northern

2              February       		Southern

3              March          		Western

4              April           		Midlands

5              May            		Northern

6              June                	Southern

7              July                	Western

8              August         		Midlands

9              September      		Northern

10             October        		Southern

11             November       		Western

12             December       		Midlands

Please note the following:

1. Offering libraries may submit items during the entire assigned month.
2.  Books will remain on XESS for ninety days before disposal is approved.
3.  Network libraries may add book requests to their "Wanted" lists throughout the year.
All other aspects of the XESS process will remain the same.  The XESS contractor will run the
comparison process each month and offering libraries will receive mailing cards for books
requested by other network libraries.  Offering libraries will receive a disposal list on the next
comparison run after an offer has remained on XESS for ninety days.  Upon receipt of the list,
libraries may request mailing cards and bag tags from Dorothy Moore, Inventory Management
Section, by phone at   (202) 707-0775 or by e-mail at
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Please retain this bulletin for your reference.

For further information contact:

Stephen Prine
Assistant Chief, Network Division
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