Special issues - processing and shelving (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 09 Nov 1998 20:45 UTC

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Date:         Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:20:09 -0600
From:         Jeanette Skwor <SKWORJ@GBMS01.UWGB.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Special issues - processing and shelving

***Well, it depends ;)

***If it is a special issue that delves deeply into one topic with academic
excellence, we just may catalogue it.  This is a rarety; less than 1% of
received special issues.

***The rest are shelved with their parent title, and if that is murky, we
attach a label to the top right cover, and print (or type) the title on.
We also need to attach the date, sometimes--we just dealt with this, with
one of the arts journals--they published two "special issues" that were
play scripts and didn't date them.  Consequently, re-shelvers were at a
loss as where to shelve them.

Jeanette Skwor
Cofrin Library
UW-Green Bay

Date:         Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:51:58 -0600
From:         Dana Belcher <dbelcher@MAILCLERK.ECOK.EDU>
Subject:      Special issues - processing and shelving -Reply

We place a white sticker on the front cover saying "shelve with ... "  This
seems to help the student workers when it comes to shelving.

Dana Belcher, Periodicals/Acquisitions Librarian
East Central University
Linscheid Library
200 S. Stadium Drive
Ada, OK 74820

Betsy Luce <bluce@CWMARSMAIL.CWMARS.ORG> wrote:
> I was curious to know where other libraries put special editions of a
> journal--ones that have a separate name and specific authors--in their
> collection.  We have had a problem in the past that these "special
> editions" do not stay with their respective journals since student workers
> do not read the fine print.  They look like books, and they end up as
> strays in the Reading Room or Bound Periodicals Room.  On the other hand,
> we are worried that if we add them to our circulating collection they will
> be difficult to find as part of a volume of a journal (they are catalogued
> under the special edition name), and they will not be readily available if
> they are lent out.  Will other people give me some ideas as to how they
> handle this situation?
> Thank you very much,  Betsy Luce
> Betsy Cecilia Luce
> Shea Memorial Library
> American International College
> Springfield, MA  01109
> Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-12:00am
> bluce@cwmarsmail.cwmars.org