shelving serials 10 May 1991 19:38 UTC

At the University of Oklahoma, we keep our most heavily used items behind a
staffed desk in the Current Periodicals Room; other popular items are shelved
alphabetically on hinged shelves at the front of the room, with the current
issue in front and back issues underneath.  Our other periodicals are shelved
by call number on regular straight shelving at the back of the room.

We have few problems with our hinged shelves.  The patrons like to be able to
browse for interesting reading material between classes, and our student
assistants straighten the shelves as they reshelve, so messiness isn't a
problem most of the time.

                         Molly Ives
                         Library Tech I
                         Serials Dept., Bizzell Memorial Library
                         University of Oklahoma