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Re: Newsweek, Dec/Jan issue (4 messages) Birdie MacLennan 29 Jan 1997 00:26 UTC

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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1997 13:11:38 -0800
From:         Bud Sonka <bsonka@NUNIC.NU.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Newsweek, Dec/Jan issue -request for info.

On Tue, 28 Jan 1997, Meg Robinson Arnold wrote:
> Has anyone had any definitive word (for instance, from the pub) on what the
> heck NEWSWEEK was doing with their numbering in Dec last year, Jan this? The
> last issue of v.128 appears to be no.27, dated Dec 30/Jan 6. The next issue
> we rec'd was v.129,no. 2, Jan 13, 1997. Did they misnumber the Jan 13 issue?
> Did they misnumber the Dec/Jan issue? Have we missed something, or not?

They did the same thing last year (so did TIME, for that matter).  It's
because they used up the first week of the new year with their double
issue in the last week of the old.  This is a too frequent problem with
weeklies, who obviously never have to bind their volumes. All you
can do is enter a note that v.129 n.1 was never published.  NEWSWEEK also
had a v.128 n.28 special issue.  And v.129 n.2 was mislabled v.124 n.2
because someone dosen't understand roman numerals.  We entered notes
on those two situations as well.  Other than that, they're doing just
fine, as near as I can tell.

Bud Sonka
Serial & Digital Resources Supervisor
National University Library System
San Diego

Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1997 15:48:28 -0600
From:         Virginia Kreyer <kreyer@MAIL.UWLAX.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Newsweek, Dec/Jan issue -request for info.

When I called the publisher, I was told that the Dec 30/Jan 6 issues were
combined, and that there is no issue v. 129, no. 2.

I got the same response from the publishers of TIME and MACLEAN'S  -- They
also combined their Dec 30/Jan 6 issues, skipped number 1 of new volume, and
called Jan. 13 "no. 2".    In all three cases, the combined issue was the
last issue of the prior volume (no double volume reference).

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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1997 16:55:25 -0600
From:         "Kevin M. Randall" <kmr@NWU.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Newsweek, Dec/Jan issue -request for info.

We entered this issue into our holdings as:


The same thing happened last year.  And it's not just NEWSWEEK.  It seems
that TIME, BUSINESS WEEK, and all the other major news/business weeklies are
doing the same thing:  issuing a year-end double issue that straddles the
volumes, with the numbering goofed up (usually forgetting to add "no.1" of
the next volume on the double issue).

Was there some convention of newsweekly editors where they came up with this
screwy idea???

Kevin M. Randall
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, IL   60208-2300

phone: (847) 491-2939  **New Area Code!**
fax:   (847) 491-7637

Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1997 14:24:01 -0500
From:         Debbi Karbofsky Scolnick <SCOLNICKD@LIBRARY.PHILA.GOV>
Subject:      Re: Newsweek, Dec/Jan issue -request for info.

For the last few years, most of the major news magazines (Time, Newsweek, U.S.
News) and some others have put out a double-sized issue toward the end of
December, which is a "year-in-review" issue. It is usually counted as the last
December and first January issue in one.

Debbi Karbofsky Scolnick
Free Library of Philadelphia