Current Issues Shelving Birdie MacLennan 14 Oct 1992 19:46 UTC

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Date:         Wed, 14 Oct 1992 09:34:16 EDT
From:         "Kate McCain" <MCCAINKW@DUVM.BITNET>
Subject:      Re: Current Issue Shelving

Re: "how do you keep current issues on the shelves with bound..."

The Moore School library at the University of Pennsylvania (where, Penn
claims, the digital computer was invented) integrates current and bound
volumes.  They use metal(?) stand-up files [I know there's a technical name
for them] for the current issues at the end of each range of bound vols of
the same title.  It's a fairly small library in terms of floor space.  I
have not found any problems with this arrangment as a user -- though it
might be more difficult for a large collection -- and one that intershelves
books and journals.

Kate McCain                         "bibliometrics r us"
College of Information Studies
Drexel University         
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Date:         Wed, 14 Oct 1992 12:23:19 CST
From:         Judy Irvin <JIRVIN@LATECH.BITNET>
Subject:      Re: Current Issue Shelving

Prescott Library is a multi-story university library.  The  entire third
floor of Prescott houses the microform and periodicals collection.  Hardcopy
periodical material is shelved together.  Loose issues and bound volumes side
by side on the shelf.  Loose issues are shelved in princeton files until a
binding unit is complete.  Current issues of some journals are placed in the
"browsing area."  We have used this method of shelving periodicals for some 10
years now and both users and library staff have adjusted well.

We subscribe to approximately 3000 titles and all journals are catalogued.

Hope this will help.

Judy Irvin
Serials, Louisiana Tech University  (jirvin@latech)