Re: Arrangement of current periodicals -- David Goodman Stephen Clark 12 Sep 2002 20:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: Arrangement of current periodicals -- Carol Morse
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:38:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Goodman <dgoodman@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>

Unfortunately, the real names of periodicals a/c LC cataloging are
sometimes meaningless to library users.
Proceedings / Biological Sciences? what do you think it is?
I know and you know, but not a single one of the somewhat sophisticated
users at my university know.
When I ran a chem lib, i arranged according to the CAS abbreviations;
worked very well.
Of course, you do have journals like JAMA, which half the users will look
for under JAMA and half under Journal of the American Medical Association,
so if you decide to meet user needs as a priority, it doesnt help

David Goodman
Research Librarian and
Biological Sciences Bibliographer
Princeton University Library            609-258-7785

 > -------- Original Message --------
 > Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 10:15:22 -0700
 > From: "Carol Morse" <>
 > Subject: Re: Arrangement of current periodicals -- Barbara Blummer
 > When I came here in 1994, I had many months of work relableing and
 > reshelving periodicals under their real names, as per LC cataloging.
 > The former librarian did not see fit to make these corrections.  It was
 > a big job, but now we are happy that it was done.
 > Carol Morse
 > -------- Original Message --------
 > 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