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Re: Mixed Media Serials (Linda Meiseles) ANN ERCELAWN 28 Mar 1994 21:43 UTC

Date: Mon, 28 Mar 1994 09:20:11 -0400
Subject: RE: Mixed media serials

This topic was discussed in a recently published article in Serials Librarian,
v.24, no.2, 1993.

Linda Meiseles, and Emerita M. Cuesta. Hofstra University.

>From: "David W. Manning" <DMANNING@ADMIN.STMARYS.CA>
>Subject:RE: Mixed media serials
>Date: Wed, 23 Mar 1994 15:58:03 -0400

>Our library has recently been receiving mixed media items, primarily
>'supplements' to print material ordered as monographs and as serials.
>Examples would be a journal issue that includes an audio cassette
>(FRANCAIS DANS LE MONDE); journal issues that include video cassettes
>(ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL); and books as well as magazine issues that
>include computer disks (REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH).
>Our journal collection is catalogued but unclassified and all issues
>circulate ( both recent [i.e. loose issues] and the bound volumes. {{
>Journals are circulated separately from our automated system.  }}
>We plan to keep the master copy of the media item, and a circulating
>duplicate copy, in a special cabinet at the Circulation desk and
>affix a label in the back of the print item saying something like
>The duplicate copy would be loaned-out with the print item.
>At this point we intend to attach a 'banner' to the circulating media
>item to alert circulation staff not to sensitize or desensitize the
>media items for our security system as this can damage the cassettes
>and computer disks.  Having the media item returned with the print
>issue is also a concern.
>Have other libraries tackled this issue and devised creative ways to
>manage the storage and circulation dilemmas that ensue??
>I would be grateful to receive your wisdom.
>Feel free to respond directly to me.  Thank you.
>David W. Manning
>Head of Acquisitions
>Patrick Power Library               Phone:  (902) 420-5535
>Saint Mary's University             FAX:    (902) 420-5561
>Halifax, N.S., CANADA  B3H 3C3      e-mail: