Good morning Jane,


Our library always has the latest issue to the front, whether it be a newsletter in a binder or the most current issue of a popular journal.  But yes, once it is bound the oldest issue is the first issue.  I believe the collective wisdom is that a patron wants to look at the newest material first, but once it is in book form, you would order it by pagination. 


Hope this helps.


Lisa A. Ladd

Kresge Library

Dartmouth College



From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG] On Behalf Of Jane DeBellis
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2016 5:12 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] how to collate local newsletters


Good afternoon,


Currently, I am working on a project to catalog newsletters from various local organizations.  Currently we collect these into binders using sleeves to file each issue.  I’m perfectly fine with that. 


My question though is should the newsletters be filed earliest to latest in each binder or latest to earliest.  If I were binding these the issues would read front to back with the earliest issues at the front of the volume and that latest issues at the back.  Some of the ones I am pulling off our shelves has this reversed.


Is there a preferred or best practices way of doing this?




Jane DeBellis

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Santa Rosa County Library System

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