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Re: Magazine index -- David Goodman Stephen Clark 09 Apr 2002 20:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: Magazine index -- Jeanette Skwor
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:46:29 -0400
From: David Goodman <dgoodman@PRINCETON.EDU>

In a research library I think it best to treat them very carefully. We
check them in, keep them in boxes till the end of the vol. or year, and
--if small--tip it in locally, or if larger --send it to be bound in. If
it's too large for that, which is typical only for a multi -year
cumulated index, it gets bound as a separate volume. Even in areas with
good subject indexing like chemistry they are still helpful.  For
popular periodicals or trade publications that may never get indexed
properly otherwise they're really essential--though even here
collections like
Ebsco/Proquest/Lexis/etc. have helped. But, alas,  it is a lot of
painstaking manual work that nobody  likes to do. If you have a good
excuse not to do it, you're lucky. I'm impressed by  the UWGB simplified

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Magazine index -- Marc  Passucci
> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 08:12:28 -0500
> From: "Skwor, Jeanette" <skworj@UWGB.EDU>
> ***It depends upon the quality of the index.  If it is little more than
> a
> glorified table of contents, I pitch it.  If it is truly useful, we use
> small box files shelved at the end of the periodical run, labelled,
> Jeanette L. Skwor
> Serials Dept., Cofrin Library
> University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
> 2420 Nicolet Drive
> Green Bay, WI  54311-7001
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: magazine index
> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 16:17:32 -0400
> From: Marc Passucci <passuccm@VANIERCOLLEGE.QC.CA>
> I would like to know how other libraries deal with indexes published by
> a publisher specifically for its own magazine?
> Thank you!
> --
> Vanier College
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David Goodman
Research Librarian and
Biological Science Bibliographer
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
phone: 609-258-7785
fax: 609-258-2627