Connecting Print Patrons to Electronic Holdings with Shelf Dummies
Serials management; Academic libraries; Access; Information-seeking behavior; Information retrieval
Library and Information Science
After a two-year renovation, the Kent State University Music Library reopened as the Performing Arts Library. Before the closure, some serials were sent to the depository or reclassified within the library. In order to assist patrons browsing print journals or searching for articles in the stacks, library staff created shelf dummies detailing print and electronic holdings information as well as indexing for each title. Patron feedback has been positive, and the project has helped both library staff and patrons better understand accessibility and location of journals.
Clark, Joe C. (2012). Connecting Print Patrons to Electronic Holdings with Shelf Dummies. Serials Review 38(4), 250-253. doi: 10.1016/j.serrev.2012.10.003 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/libpubs/218