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Re: Circulating journals -policy issues (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 28 Jan 1999 23:45 UTC

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Date:         Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:01:35 -0500
From:         Cecilia Leathem <cleathem@LIBRARY.MIAMI.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Circulating journals -policy issues

In our main library, we allow faculty and grad students to charge out
bound periodicals.  In the Marine Sciences library (which is located on
a separate campus),I believe that even individual issues can
circulate--patrons are usually grad students, researchers and faculty.
We also have some samll departmental libraries--Math, Architecture--and
they probably have informal arrangements with their faculty to allow
bound volumes to circulate.

It has been a positive experience for Richter Library and we have not
experienced many problems with lost material or a failure to return

Cecilia Leathem
Head, Serials Cataloging & Binding
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL  33124-0320
Tel:  305 284-4719
Fax: 305 665-7352

Date:         Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:03:28 -0600
From:         Nancy Hanks <nancy.hanks@SRU.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Circulating journals -policy issues

When we had closed stacks, we used to circulate our loose issues and
microforms for in-house use only.  Once we brought up NOTIS, we circulated
items online.  For about 1,800 titles (and I'm sure your collection is much
larger!), it took about 2 hours per day to barcode and enter the barcodes
into NOTIS and used around 20,000 barcodes per year. I'd be happy to supply
additional details or answer questions if you think it would be useful.
Good luck.  Nancy

Nancy S. Hanks        
Serials Librarian                       Phone:(724) 738-2658
Bailey Library                  Fax:  (724) 738-2661
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

At 11:59 AM 1/27/99 -0800, Susan Scheiberg wrote:
>I'm hoping that you can help me!  The idea of circulating journals is being
>floated around our libraries.  Of course, some of our librarians will greet
>this idea with joy and huzzahs; others will be horrified at the
>ramifications.  Would you be willing to share your experience and/or
>policies about circulating journals?  Just for background, USC is a major
>research university with (relatively) large holdings and 15 libraries
>within the University Libraries system, and currently we do not circulate
>any journals.  I'd especially appreciate hearing from other large
>If this discussion was recently held and archived, would someone be so kind
>as to point me there?
>Thanks in advance,
>Susan Scheiberg
>Team Leader, Serials Acquisitions (aka Serials Librarian)
>Doheny Library G24A
>University of Southern California
>Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182
>Telephone: (213)740-7355
>FAX: (213)740-0959