Step type-Periodical Display Rack-library furniturein in libraray management
In this type the periodicals are displayed stepwise, each step being 5 cm deep and 15 cm high. Length of the rack is generally 90 cm. There my be 4 to 5 steps and on each step 4 to 5 journals can be displayed (depending on their size) and on a single sided rack 20-25 journals can be displayed. Double sided racks are not recommended since the unit becomes too bulky. It is better to place two single sided racks back to back if necessary. Journals are better displayed in this type, but one great disadvantage is that back issues cannot be accommodated within the unit. Normally popular magazines are displayed in this type of rack. A typical cross sectional design of a rack is given in figure .