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Re: Serials Shelving Schemes (Marilyn Haskell) Marcia Tuttle 28 Apr 1999 16:44 UTC

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:30:01 -0600
From: "Haskell, Marilyn M." <mhaskell@TAZ.SDSMT.EDU>
Subject: Re: Serials Shelving Schemes (Peter Washkevich)

We here at South Dakota School of Mines, Deveraux Library use the LC call
number order for our journals.  This was done about 5 years ago.  Yes it is
a large undertaking but we find students use a lot more journals because all
of a discipline are in one area and they do browse more instead of using
just those they are familiar with.  We feel it has been worthwhile.

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> 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