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Re: Alpha or Subject (i.e., call number) order? Werner Lind 04 Sep 2003 19:08 UTC

Ours are in alphabetical order by title.  I think cataloging and arranging
them in call # order would be very time consuming, and probably make them
harder for browsers to find.

"Valerie A. Lang" wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am the one who sent the message below some months back. My sincere
> thanks for the many responses received.
> The responses spurred another question:  How many of you actually have
> your periodicals in call number or subject order?  The prospect of
> converting our periodical arrangement from alpha to subject matter
> (hence call number) order has many implications and is surely more
> complicated than originally anticipated.  Frankly we are wondering what
> other academic libraries are doing out there re: arrangement of their
> periodical collections.
> If you would simply send me a quick e-mail off the list indicating
> whether your periodicals are in alpha or subject matter order, that
> would be wonderful.  If there is interest I'll summarize for the
> listserv.
> Thanks,
> Valerie A. Lang, J.D., M.L.S.
> Hudson Valley Community College
> Troy, NY
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valerie A. Lang [mailto:langval@HVCC.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 4:00 PM
> Subject: Newcomer question
> Hello,
> I am a relatively new periodicals librarian at Hudson Valley Community
> College.  I would like to group our periodicals according to subject
> matter, provide this list in hardcopy format (in a binder), and also via
> a link off of our Library web page.
> We have a very large, outdated binder titled "Periodicals:  Alphabetical
> by Academic Division."  This will not work at this point; it is too
> outdated. Our journals are physically arranged in the Library in
> alphabetical order, so we really cannot base this prospective subject
> list of periodicals on the arrangement of our collection.
> Does anyone have experience with creating such a list - and any advice
> on pitfalls to avoid, things that worked, etc.  Otherwise, I'll just
> start plugging.......
> Thanks!
> Valerie A. Lang
> Periodicals Librarian
> Troy, NY 12180
> 518.629.7319

Werner A. Lind
Assistant Library Director
Easley Library/Bluefield College
3000 College Drive
Bluefield, VA 24605