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Re: Shelving for current periodicals (Betty Batten) SERIALST Moderator 24 Jun 2002 23:02 UTC

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:39:10 -0400
From: "Betty Batten" <>
Subject:  Shelving for current periodicals (Vance Kendall)

Our current shelving is from Rich Young Associates, Inc.  It was
expensive, however, it can take a beating.  I especially like the depth
of the "lip" of the shelves because they easily hold a year of issues
for titles published monthly.  We bind titles that we keep, so the
shelves usually hold the bindable amount of issues.  We bind when the
first issue of the new volume begins.

I do not like the hindged, slanting shelves that leave room for older
issues underneath the slanting (for display) shelf.  It has been my
experience that most patrons have not figured out where backfiles are

Betty Batten  MLS          Phone: 316-295-5880
Serials Librarian                Fax: 316-295-5080
Edmund Stanley Library   E-mail:
Friends University
2100 W. University
Wichita, KS 67213

> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 08:47:18 -0500
> From: "Vance, Kendall" <>
> Subject: Shelving for current periodicals.
> We are in the process of purchasing new furniture for our library,
> including shelving for our current unbound periodicals. I would be
> interested in any feedback from serials-land re the relative merits of
> various shelving systems, etc. Can anyone recommend a shelving solution
> that has proven particularly functional or otherwise superior? Are there
> any that we should avoid?
> Thank you,
> Kendall Vance
> Interlibrary Loan/Periodicals Management Assistant
> Waubonsee Community College
> Todd Library
> Route 47 at Harter Rd.
> Sugar Grove, IL 60554
> Ph# 630.466.7900 x2333
> Fax# 630.466.7799