A loose index/contents arrives
Some journals publish indexes and/or contents as separate items. These loose indexes will usually arrive with the first or last issue of a volume tucked inside the main issue (although in rare cases they will arrive with a mid-volume issue).
For a loose index:
- Please be careful when handling these. Most of them consist only of a few pages without a sturdy cover and are fragile.
- Check the loose index in as a separate item:
- Often, the check-in card will already have an expected box in place for the index (see the image below for what an index/contents check-in box looks like in Sierra).
- If you need to create an index box, be sure to place the index box directly after the last issue featured in the index:
- Right-click the box after the last issue of the volume that the index is for.
- Select “box menu” and then “insert index boxes before selected.”
- In the Add Index Boxes table, verify that the date and enumeration are correct (generally the year and volume number), then click OK.
- Loose indexes always go directly to BINDING. When the labels print out, with a pencil, cross out the location at the top of the call number label and pencil in “bind.”
- Count the loose index with a hash mark on the statistics sheet under Binding.
- Drop it in the binding basket.Since it is going to Binding, do not stamp or strip.
Loose index check-in boxes as they appear in Sierra: