Re: Barcoding periodicals
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- Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 13:58:08 -0700
- From: Naomi Zahavi <nzahavi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Barcoding periodicals
Loyola Marymount is in the midst of a long project to classify its
periodical collection. As each title is reviewed and classified, item
records are created for individual bound volumes. A summary holdings
statement goes in the bib record for ceased or cancelled titles. If the
title is currently received, the summary holdings statement goes in the
checkin where it can be updated each time a volume is bound.
We circulate periodicals to faculty, so having the items barcoded is useful
for circulation, as well as for a collection count and in-house use statistics.
Individual issues that are not yet bound are not usually barcoded. If
checked out, they are barcoded and circulated on the fly. The fly item is
deleted upon return of the issue.
To count in-house use of our unbound titles, we keep a rotary file at Circ
with a card for each current title, and a barcode. The barcode is included
in a suppressed item record for current issues on each live title. When an
issue is picked up, the barcode on the card for that title is scanned.
Our project has been problematic only because it also involves cataloging,
classifying, and labeling each title and volume, and because we are very
short-staffed in Cataloging to handle the number of new titles received in
all formats. If yours is a more limited project, you may be able to move
much faster, and to involve lower level staff and students in the creation
of item records.
At 01:29 PM 6/7/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear III Librarians,
>We would like to know what other libraries have done to show periodical
>holdings in the OPAC.
>As a new III site, we are discussing barcoding our periodicals (bound volume
>and microfilm backfiles) and then entering item records for each volume. Or,
>should we simply attach a holdings statement to each periodical title in the
>I look forward to hearing your repsonses.
>Helen Guenter (guenter@xxxxxxxxxx)
>University of Arkansas at Monticello
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