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Microfiche dividers/separators (Grace-Ellen McCrann) SERIALST Moderator 19 May 2003 16:45 UTC

Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:20:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Grace-Ellen McCrann <>
Subject: Microfiche dividers/separators

19 May 2003

Dear Bob,

There is a goodly number of microfiche in the
Government Documents collection here at City

When I first opened the microfiche cabinets, I
found that they had dividers, but they were the
old deep red ones ... on top of that, my
predecessor had written on them in black (!) ...
couldn't read a thing.

So I went to the stationery shop and bought a
bunch of pastel 3X5 cards. I traced the outline of
the old red cards onto the 3X5 cards and I've
been using them instead. Since you seem to use a
slightly larger divider, you could buy 4"X6"
cards and cut them down.

The "new" dividers are cheap as dirt and I
write the call numbers on the tab in black, so
it's very easy to read.

Besides, it looks really pretty when you open
the drawers!

Kind regards,

Grace-Ellen McCrann
Chief, Government Documents Division
The City College of New York
Cohen Library, NAC Building, Room 2/305
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650 5073

--- Bob Scheier <rscheier@NYIT.EDU> wrote:

I am looking to restock our supply of microfiche
dividers/separators, which we use to divide up each
title by vol/year. With the Russ Bassett cabinets,
we need dividers that measure approximately 4 9/16 X
5 13/16 so that the cards fit without scraping the top
as your open and close the draw.

I have called the major library supply catalog
companies but am having trouble finding these. I
especially like the plastic opaque dividers we have
been using. Does anyone know where I can get these?
I find it hard to believe that this are not
manufactured anymore. Any help would be greatly


Robert H. Scheier
Serials/ILL Librarian
New York Institute of Technology
Wisser Library
Wheatley Rd., P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, New York 11568-8000
Phone: (516) 686-7624
Fax: (516) 686-1152
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