Re: Source for printables Williams, Mary Welch 14 Oct 2008 16:50 UTC


We use "dummies" blocks of wood or styrofoam with carboard covers.  I
just print up labels in Word with the title, the volumes involved, and
the message that they're out for binding.  We put these on the shelf in
the gap.

I ran out of dummies this morning, so I used a plastic periodical
storage file, put the label on the outside of the back and shelved it

If you don't have any dummies or spare files, you can make them from
empty cereal boxes.  If you do that, you may need to weight them and
you'll want to cover them with kraft paper.

Good luck!!


-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Wilma Dague
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:30 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Source for printables


I'm looking for a sign that tells our patrons when a periodical is out
for binding. Do you all use such a sign? I may have to make it myself,
but if any one knows of a place I could copy a clever one with graphics,
I would appreciate it.

Best regards,

Wilma Weant Dague
Serials  Coordinator
Benedictine College Library
1020 North 2nd St.
Atchison, KS 66002

(913) 360-7610

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Mary Bailey
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] serials blog

This is the site.  You may have to ask for "all" the

We have not used it much in the past year, but we hope to start a new
project within the next month and would use it again if we can get

Hope it helps.


>>> Kristen Fredericksen <FrederiK@CUA.EDU> 10/14/2008 9:03 AM >>>
Hi Mary,
    Is the blog for the retrocon project still up? I'd love to see at
least a screen shot to get an idea of how you used it.

> Kansas State University Libraries has embraced the blog world.  While
there isn't one specifically for serials, we have used one to inform
patrons about electronic access problems, and another one specific to a
serials project. The 1st one is current and provides information to both
staff and patrons.
> The 2nd one was used by serials staff who were doing retrocon in an
off campus building.  Staff were in the building every day, but each
person only worked there one day a week.  The blog kept everyone up to
date on cataloging issues, computer upgrades,  building situtations,
updates on shipping processes, and some fun stuff.  This really did work
well.  To help make sure staff checked it, we set it up as the home page
on the computers.
> We did try another one, used by the E-resources work group.  The group
is charged with moving our print serials to electronic when possible. We
used the blog to communicate, post minutes and share stats about the
packages under consideration.  It works well when the group is busy
early in the year, (Jan.-Apr.) but not touched again until the following
> --Mary
> Mary E. Bailey
> Electronic Resource & Serials Acquisitions Librarian
> 509 Hale
> Kansas State University Libraries
> Manhattan, KS 66506-1200
> Phone:  (785) 532-0678
> Fax:  (785) 532-7644
> e-mail:
> Registrar, NASIG, Inc.
> NASIG e-mail:
>>>> gary warren <glwarren_633@MSN.COM> 10/11/2008 8:48 PM >>>
> I am working on an assignment for an information technology class and
I have to write a proposal to design a Library 2.0 service. I have
decided to develop a blog for a serials department. I would like to know
of any serials librarians who have a blog on their university of college
library web site and how it has benefitted the library and intended
audience. Thank you very much.
> Gary Warren


Kristen Fredericksen
Head of Information Processing
Serials/Fast Track Processing
Mullen Library 012
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064-0001
Phone: 202-319-5073
Fax: 202-319-4181