Re: Check in/out of periodicals Sheila Corman 09 Oct 2002 22:19 UTC

We're not an academic library, but a special public library (law). We
circulate both bound and loose issues of journals, but don't barcode all
loose issues.

If an issue is being circulated, we barcode it at that time and suppress the
item from public OPAC display. This allows us to use our computerized
system, but not barcode every issue. You might think about doing something
on that order. Once it's barcoded it remains until binding when the item
record is deleted.

Sheila Corman

SERIALST Moderator wrote:

> Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 16:44:29 -0400
> From: Rosemary Burgos-Mira <>
> Subject: check in/out of periodicals
> Hi,
> I'm wondering how other academic libraries handle control of periodicals
> that are not checked in/out through a computer system.  our periodicals
> are closed stacks and are not barcoded, therefore, the checking out and
> checking in is done manually.  I need to change our procedures, but
> without having to barcode every single periodical.
> How do other libraries handle a manual checking in and out?
> Any ideas, suggestions are welcome.
> Thanks,
> Rosemary
> Rosemary Burgos-Mira
> Head of Access Services
> Hofstra University-Axinn Lib.
> 123 Hofstra University
> Hempstead, NY 11549-1230
> (516)463-5076
> (516)463-4309- fax
> <>

Sheila Corman    (619)531-4448
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San Diego County Public Law Library