We (small academic library) go by "official title".

If you stick with your current plan, you could use "dummies" in your alternate locations?

Vicki Godin Noel
Serials Acquisitions
Mantor Library
University of Maine at Farmington
116 South St.
Farmington, MEĀ  04938

IM: vickiumf
Phone: 207-778-7221
Fax: 207-778-7223

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Beth Shively Wages <> wrote:
My library is in the process of cleaning up and reevaluating our serials
collection. The collection is stored alphabetically in one location. We
currently have a few journals shelved by their initials (for example, JAMA),
with the rest shelved by full name. My concern is that using both could
potentially be confusing for students.

My question to the forum is about how those of you with alphabetized
collections handle shelving location for journals that are known by their
initials, either officially or unofficially. Do you shelve by initials to
use a more commonly known name, or by official journal title to maintain

I'm relatively new to this position and don't know if there is any common
school of thought.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!

Beth Shively Wages
Serials Specialist
Lee and Jim Vann Library
University of Saint Francis