Mutilation of Periodicals (Colin Ma) Birdie MacLennan 09 Jun 1995 14:54 UTC

Date:         Thu, 8 Jun 1995 23:48:57 -0500
From:         Colin Ma <coma@INDIANA.EDU>

  I'm interested in the problem of mutilation of periodicals in libraries.

  What are the most cost-effective methods of deterring mutilation (ripoffs)
of articles?  Would obtaining more photocopiers work, or would that be more
costly than just replacing all lost journal articles?

  Would posting signs about the illegality of mutilation reduce the
occurrence, or would it make patrons resentful?

  Thanks for any responses.

Colin Ma
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University, Bloomington