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SNAGS WITH JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS

SNAGS WITH JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS VOL. 5, No. 4 ASLIB PROCEEDINGS NOVEMBER 1953 BY H. W. WORRALL D. Napier & Son, Ltd., Flight Development Establishment Summary ERTAIN snags arise when trying to stack periodicals in a library so Cthat the volume and number are visible and a particular issue is easily located. Where possible the following should be made standard on the spine, reading from right to left : month, year, title, volume number and/or part number. Where this is not possible the date should be printed on bot h front and back covers to assist in location. One of the most awkward snags with periodicals is lack of uniformity with regard to size; some standardization would facilitate stacking problems, filing torn-out sheets from spare copies, and neatness in binding. The next snag is the practice, mainly American, of breaking up an article with pages of advertisement matter. It is suggested that advertisements should be kept apart from the articles; moreover, an index of trade advertisements should be made compulsory in all periodicals. Indexes vary in form and can be by subject, alphabetically or by author. Very rarely is there a happy combination of all three types. Publishers should never charge extra for an index. Finally, the greatest snag of all, how can periodicals be circulated so that all concerned can read them in reasonable time? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives Emerald Publishing

SNAGS WITH JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS

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VOL. 5, No. 4 ASLIB PROCEEDINGS NOVEMBER 1953 BY H. W. WORRALL D. Napier & Son, Ltd., Flight Development Establishment Summary ERTAIN snags arise when trying to stack periodicals in a library so Cthat the volume and number are visible and a particular issue is easily located. Where possible the following should be made standard on the spine, reading from right to left : month, year, title, volume number and/or part number. Where this is not possible the date should be printed on bot h front and back covers to assist in location. One of the most awkward snags with periodicals is lack of uniformity with regard to size; some standardization would facilitate stacking problems, filing torn-out sheets from spare copies, and neatness in binding. The next snag is the practice, mainly American, of breaking up an article with pages of advertisement matter. It is suggested that advertisements should be kept apart from the articles; moreover, an index of trade advertisements should be made compulsory in all periodicals. Indexes vary in form and can be by subject, alphabetically or by author. Very rarely is there a happy combination of all three types. Publishers should never charge extra for an index. Finally, the greatest snag of all, how can periodicals be circulated so that all concerned can read them in reasonable time?

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Aslib Proceedings: New Information PerspectivesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1953

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