Arrangement of Periodicals summary Judith Falzon 14 Apr 1994 18:43 UTC
I offered to summarize recent responses to my query of how library
periodicals are arranged on the shelves in different libraries
(assuming a classified scheme was not used).
THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to respond even though my
query was not a new topic on the list. Here are the results:
2 libraries (small academic & special) use a computer generated
holdings list to determine alphabetical shelf order.
4 libraries (2 academic & 2 special) use modified alphabetical,
ignoring definite articles and indefinite articles as well as
"of" "for" .
5 libraries (4 academic, 1 public) use strict alphabetical.
1 library (academic) uses "main entry".
1 library (academic) uses mainly AACR2 but makes exceptions when the title
could cause confusion.
Western Maryland College