Re: questions regarding open current periodical stacks Coffey, Sue 03 May 2007 19:11 UTC

See my replies below.

Sue Coffey
Serials Librarian
Moffett Library
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Fax 940-397-4689
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Hemhauser
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 12:56 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] questions regarding open current periodical stacks

We have always had closed current periodical stacks and are planning to
move to open stacks. I would like to get some idea of how other academic
libraries arrange their current periodicals in open stacks. This
seems the ideal way to gather that info from many libraries.

1. Do you keep your current periodicals in a separate place from your
periodicals? All current periodicals together? Or do you shelve them
in with the bound volumes? separate

2. Approximately how many subscriptions to print journals and magazines
you have? 1000

3. Do you eventually bind most of them or toos them? yes

4. How do you shelve/display the current issues before they've been
(We currently are using hanging folders for the closed stacks. I don't
think they will work well in open stacks.) flat shelving

5. Do you restrict the use of the current periodicals to a floor or
Or can they be taken anywhere in the library? Taken anywhere in the

6. Do you security strip all issues, most issues, random issues,
towards titles that more often disappear? Strip titles that are stolen
most and used most like people, newsweek, etc

Thank you for your replies.

Mark Hemhauser
American University Library--Serials & E-Resources
Washington, DC  20016