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Shelving for current periodicals (2 messages) SERIALST Moderator 25 Jun 2002 19:23 UTC

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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:37:39 -0400
From: "Rouillard, Marilee" <>
Subject: RE: Shelving for current periodicals (Betty Batten)

My sloping shelves display the latest issues.  When an issue is removed,
my signage (otherwise concealed by the issue) states: Latest issue of **
is being used.  Older issues are behind this shelf.  Lift shelf to find
them. It helps some.

Marilee Rouillard <>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:40:48 -0400
From: Lynne Stevens <>
Subject: RE: Shelving for current periodicals (Betty Batten)

Betty Batten wrote:
"I do not like the hinged, 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, I don't like them, either.  We have them and my director likes them
because he likes the way the room looks with them along the walls.  With
open flat shelves, the new issue goes easily on top of the stack, and is
still visible for browsing.  With the slanting shelves, the display issue
must be put underneath each time.  This task requires more time and is a
two-handed operation, to say nothing of the fact that the shelf can easily
slip.  I keep thinking that if I break my wrist, they'll just pay the
workman's comp and keep the shelving, but they might rethink the shelving if
it's a student who breaks hers!

Lynne N. Stevens
Serials Coordinator
Lipscomb Library
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA  24503
434 947-8133
434 947-8134 FAX

-----Original Message-----
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.

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