Re: Check in/out of periodicals SERIALST Moderator 11 Oct 2002 15:28 UTC

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:52:06 -0400
From: Lauren Corbett <>
Subject: Re: Check in/out of periodicals

In my previous library (also using III), the circulation desk created a
special brief bib that was coded as "Circ-on-fly" and barcoded the issue
to be checked out at that moment.  They entered the title in all caps
and the issue number was entered into the volume field.  We permitted
those records to show to the public so that it was easy to see the
reason an issue was unavailable and so that patrons could place holds on
the item.

I was the serials librarian and every few months I or my staff ran a
report for all the circ-on-fly periodical issues and deleted the item
and bib records simultaneously.

Lauren Corbett
Acquisitions Team Leader &
Interim Division Leader for Information Resources
Emory University -- Woodruff Library
ph: 404 712 1818
fax: 404 727 0408

Sheila Corman wrote:

>Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 16:38:42 -0700
>From: Sheila Corman <>
>Subject: Re: Check in/out of periodicals
>We use III (Innovative). We have a bibliographic record for all our
>journals. We can create item records and individual issues and suppress
>them from the public OPAC view. We only barcode when we circulate them. We
>just attach the item record to the bib record in the system.
>When I worked at Northwestern University Medical Library years ago and
>used NOTIS, we barcoded every issue!

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