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Re: Space for serials growth Barb Dietsch 09 Feb 2006 13:22 UTC

It takes a bit longer and some calculations, but I measure the run of
each title, then measure the last three years of issues for that title.
Add them together and you'll have the space needed for the title.  This
also means that you have to measure all of your shelf space to make
certain you have room for your measured titles plus their growth.

This is where weeding often comes to play.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call.  We just got done
with our two year shift.


barb dietsch | serials coordinator
epa library | unc contract staff
109 tw alexander drive | mail code c267-01
research triangle park, nc 27711
phone: 919.541.0726
fax: 919.541.1405

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            Hello all,

Do any of you have a "rule of thumb" about how much shelf space (i.e,
inches or  Princeton files)  is GENERALLY needed for

Subscriptions?   I understand some journals can be almost 2" thick,
while magazines only ½", but is there a general rule of thumb for

Space needed for monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, weekly, serials, etc.?

I am shifting our periodicals and am trying to allow space for at least
3 years of growth for most titles.

Please respond to me at

Thank you!

Linda Heimburger

Central Carolina Technical College Library

Sumter, SC