Browsing or Current periodical collections SERIALST Moderator 12 Jun 2006 14:32 UTC

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 08:34:30 -0500
From: Sarah Sanford <>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Browsing or Current periodical collections

We are a small academic library with approximately 850 print
subscriptions. All are displayed alphabetically by title in the
"current" section. The overflow is shelved in the "older" section which
is also alphabetical by title. The actual browsing collection, which
consists of all our newspaper subscriptions and a handful of popular
titles (Newsweek, Time, New Yorker, etc.) are shelved on the main floor
next to the browsing book collection. The magazines are in plastic jackets.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Harriett Hobbs [mailto:hobbsh@NSUOK.EDU]
>Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 12:43 PM
>Subject: Bounced question
>RE: Browsing or Current periodical collections
>If you have a browsing or current periodical display area where you
>place a subset of your subscriptions, I have 3 questions to ask.  We
>interested in re-arranging our browsing collection and wondered how
>other libraries do it.  Thanks for your input.
>1.  Is the collection arranged by:   Title
>                                                     Call number
>                                                    Other, please
>2.  Is the library:   Public
>                            College/University
>                            School
>                            Special
>3.   Approximately how many titles are in the browsing collection


Sarah Sanford
Serials Manager
Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-933-7562
Fax: 507-933-6292