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Re: newspaper collections (Christine A. Malone) Marcia Tuttle 22 Jul 1996 20:11 UTC

Perhaps it would be best to send responses to the list so we can all
learn. -Marcia

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Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 16:08:31 -0400
From: Christine A. Malone <malonca@IDEA.UML.EDU>
Subject: Re: newspaper collections

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 16:42:53 -0700
>From: mary-anne macdougall <maryamac@VPL.VANCOUVER.BC.CA>
>Subject: newspaper collections
>I am a librarian with the Newspapers & Magazines Division at the
>Vancouver Public Library.  We are trying to develop some solutions to the
>problem of the vandalism and theft of the current newspaper issues.
>Currently, the patrons have open access to nearly 100 daily/weekly titles
>and the specific problems that we have are: patrons taking the newspapers
>from the Newspapers Reading Gallery, ripping/cutting/defacing the
>newspapers, patrons hording a number of issues of a particular newspaper,
>and stealing the papers.
>Does anyone have suggestions as to how they deal with the above
>problems.  Please note that making the collection available via a closed
>stacks arrangement is out of the question.  Our mandate was to make the
>collection self service.  Please e-mail me directly
><> with any suggestions.  Many thanks!
>This message has been cross-posted on PUBLIB.
>Mary-Anne MacDougall, Librarian
>Newspapers & Magazines Division
>Vancouver Public Library
>350 West Georgia Street
>Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1
>Tel: (604) 331-3740

Torn, missing and otherwise mutilated newspapers are a problem here at
Phillips Academy, as well.  If anyone has a chance, we would also appreciate
some advice on this topic.  Please e-mail me directly.

Thank you in advance.

--Christine Shearman--Circulation/Serials         *
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Phillips Academy * "Life is Short.
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