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Re: Arrangement of current periodicals -- Allison Mays Stephen Clark 10 Sep 2002 20:59 UTC

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Subject: RE: Arrangement of current periodicals -- Barbara Blummer
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 13:35:46 -0500
From: "Mays, Allison" <>

That's very interesting, but as you say, how totally confusing for new
library patrons. We do it by call number order on the stacks shelves; we
also have about 90 titles on display shelves (current issue only) and
those are arranged alphabetically.

Allison P. Mays
Acquisitions Librarian
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210

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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 08:50:06 -0400
From: barbara <>
Subject: Arrangement of current periodicals

My predecessor arranged the current periodicals by grouping serials
according to professional association rather than alphabetically. For
example, all of the ACM publications are shelved together followed by
the AMS journals. This creates problems for individuals not familiar
with our shelving scheme.

I am wondering how other libraries are displaying current periodicals,
alphabetically, LC classification or another scheme.

Thank you in advance for your input.

Barbara Blummer
Center for Computing Sciences