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Re: newspaper collections (Jeanette Skwor) Marcia Tuttle 22 Jul 1996 21:02 UTC

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Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 15:47:10 -0500
From: Jeanette Skwor <SKWORJ@GBMS01.UWGB.EDU>
Subject: Re: newspaper collections (Christine A. Malone)

Although of course it happens, we don't have a *huge* problem with
mutilated newspapers.  Possible reasons:
    --Except for USA TODAY, all papers are mail subscriptions and *not*
      received on day of publication.
    --Local papers & the Wall Street Journal are tattletaped; ditto
      Sunday employment sections.
    --Newspaper area fairly highly trafficked by librarians (it's on
      the periodicals floor, situated between the ILL office and the
      Administrative Suite).
    --A *large* sign, "Please read newspapers in this area."
    --Two photocopy machines close by.
    --Papers are pulled frequently and replaced with microfilm.

We get 47 papers; shelve them in stacks forming the north "wall" of the
newspaper reading area.  Couches cordon off the east and west "walls"; the
SE and SW corners are open with more couches forming a south wall with a
walk thru in the center.  Four square low tables within the area to
facilitate spreading out.  And we reshelve 4 times a day.

We have more problems with the periodicals, but that's another story . . .

Good luck!

Jeanette Skwor

                       "Librarians are Happy Bookers."