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Re: Circulation of serials (Elizabeth Jackson) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 22 Jan 1999 14:43 UTC

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 21:10:48 -0500
From: Elizabeth Jackson <echristian@WEBTV.NET>
Subject: Re: Circulation of serials (Peter Washkevich)

You could just "barcode on the fly" and treat them like any uncataloged
type of material. That is if your intregrated library system provides
for this. I worked in an academic library for many years where the
college was in its own building many miles from the main campus and the
faculty was easily accessible. I know that they really liked being to
take journals out, and we could usually find them in their offices were
the journal needed. There is a great deal of opposition to circulating
single issues,but should be issue be hard bound and classified (my best
example in our library is the Medical Clinics of North America) suddenly
the oppsition vanishes.
There is also a difference between needing a less than 10 page article
which can be quickly copied and the faculty member needing an issue in
which virtually every article is devoted to the same subject, and all
articles needed.