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Arrangement of printed books and journals

 

1. The "Broden" reading room

The "Broden" reading room accomodates the major book collection, the journal issues of the current year, and the complete collections of the more important bibliographic journals. The computers offering access to the catalogues and databases are also located in this reading room, at the left side of the entrance.

 

A. Books

Books are arranged on the book stacks systematically by subject (see: Barnard classification of books). An alphabetical listing of subjects can be found on the posters next to the computerized catalogues (left to the entrance of the "Broden" reading room). Books can be taken from the shelves freely, but should be left on a reshelving table after reading !

 

B. Current journals

Journal issues of the current year are kept in large display stacks. They are arranged alphabetically by title. Each journal box displays the most recent issue, while the other issues are stored behind the (movable) board. After reading, please put the issues back in their exact places, or leave them on a reshelving table !

When volumes are complete, they are bound and stored in the "Rodhain" reading room.

Bibliographic journals are kept in a separate section. All volumes are placed together on the shelves along the left wall of the "Broden" reading room. They are arranged per general subject category. These journals can be consulted freely at the adjoining reading bar. Afterwards, please put them back in their proper places.

The reading bar is reserved exclusively for bibliographic or reference purposes. Books and ordinary journals are read at the individual tables.

Older books, journals of minor importance or incomplete volumes, reports, dissertations, and a number of other publications are kept in a closed store room. They must be asked for at the service desk. Other books may be present in one of the research departments and should be consulted in these departments or requested for consultation inside the library.

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2. The "Rodhain" reading room

The "Rodhain" reading room accomodates the bound volumes of most periodicals (with the exception of the current issues). They are arranged alphabetically by title. Incomplete volumes and a few less important journal collections are kept in a closed store room (see printed catalogue of periodicals). These are to be asked for at the service desk.

The volumes can be taken from the shelves freely, but should be left on a reshelving table after reading !

Large format journals and a collection of reports from Congo/Zaire, Rwanda or Burundi can be found in a separate shelving case under the stairs.

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3. The "Dubois" reading room

The "Dubois" reading room is for exclusive use by academic and scientific ITG staff. All books and journal issues received are displayed here for one week. After reading or photocopying publications from the staff room, please put them back on their exact display spot.

Every Monday morning they are replaced by more recent acquisitions. Afterwards the books are moved to the book stacks in the "Broden" reading room, and the journal issues put on the journal display stacks. Bibliographic journals are placed on the wall shelves.

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