Re: Serials Shelving Schemes (Linda Hulbert) Marcia Tuttle 28 Apr 1999 13:59 UTC

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 08:01:46 -0500
From: Linda Hulbert <lhulber@SIUE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Serials Shelving Schemes (Peter Washkevich)

I've worked in both environments and while there are advantages to both, I
don't see an advantage to switching.  In this day and age most people are
getting their citations from on line databases that provide a full and
extremely accurate bibliograpic entry for the citation.  A person can sort
their citations alphabetically by source and trot to the shelf without stopping
at a catalog.  I don't see any reason to add that complication if you have a
title form of entry for your journal collection. If they can't find the item
(and some online databases allow the searcher to limit to holdings), then the
searcher would use the catalog.  If everything is in call number order, they
would always have to look up the call number.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 15:26:54 -0400
> From: "Washkevich, Peter" <washkevich@MARSHALL.EDU>
> Subject: Serials Shelving Schemes
> Our library is currently considering undertaking a major project.  We are
> considering putting all of our journals in LC call number order.  Our
> journals are currently shelved in alphabetical order, with every journal
> assigned the call number PER.
> My question:  do you feel that there is a substantial advantage to shelving
> periodicals in LC call number order vs. alphabetically?
> Would it be worth the substantial time and effort involved to rearrange the
> collection in this way?
> Thanks
> Peter Washkevich / Marshall University

Linda Hulbert,
  Technical and Access Services Librarian
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library
Box 1063
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063

618 650-2779
fax 618 650-3732

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Caring, answered the heart.           - F. Weeden