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Megafile Users? (2 messages) Marcia Tuttle 29 Dec 1998 16:09 UTC


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 08:44:43 -0500
From: Kay Downey <downey@CMA-OH.ORG>
Subject: Re: Magafile users? (Joe Rose)

We have had the same experience with the Magafile company.  After numerous
attempts to contact them we finally decided to order another product.  We
ordered acid-free shelf boxes for magazines, which are fine, but they do
not come in all the sizes that were available from Magafile.

Kay Downey, Serials Librarian

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 21:57:11 -0500
>From: A Rose <4buds@GTE.NET>
>Subject: Magafile users?
>Hello all,
>For several years now, my library has used a product called the "Magafile"
>(from a company in St. Louis) to store our unbound periodicals on the
>shelves.  Last year we placed an order and waited, and waited, and
>waited.... After several phone calls answered only by a recording, I
>finally happened to get a human on the line who told me the shipment would
>be sent "next week."  Again, we waited, and waited, and ....  We never
>received the products, and finally had to cancel in order to buy another
>filing container.
>My question(s): has anybody else who uses the Magafile product had
>problems trying to get orders filled?  Does anyone know whether or not the
>company is still in business?  Has anyone else found a product similar?
>(We liked it because of the large number of different sizes for the myriad
>number of periodicals sizes.)
>Joe H. Rose
>Florida College
>119 N. Glen Arven Ave.
>Temple Terrace, FL
Kay Downey, Serials Librarian
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio  44106


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 08:39:41 -0600
Subject: Re: Magafile users? (Sharon Reed)

***Cofrin Library used to order the Magafiles from Brodart; the last time
we did so, we had the same experience Joe Rose did--the order was
backordered over and over, repeated phone calls told us they couldn't
obtain the product from the supplier; it took months for us to get our
order.  They are no longer in the Brodart catalog, and I've been unable to
find them in any.

***We've gone to the 2" princeton-type files.  They're in Highsmith, called
Softline Recycled files.  We like them.  We had used the Magafiles just for
titles that we had a few issues of, particularly the floppy issues, to hold
them upright until enough came to stand properly in a Princeton file or
get bound, and this works quite well for that purpose also.

***If anyone does find the Magafiles again, though, I would appreciate
being notified.

Jeanette Skwor
Cofrin Library