How to File Looseleaf Services: A Filing Manual and Reference Handbook



Looseleaf services must be filed correctly!  Save time and money and provide effective and consistent training to your looseleaf filers.  100 page spiral-bound manual with filer’s quiz and annotated publisher filing instructions. Full description below.

1 copy: $60; 2 copies: $133; 3 copies; $189; 4 copies: $238; 5 copies: $280. Books must be mailed to the same address. For higher quantity orders, please contact us.


Library managers and filing services around the world train their filers with our manual.  Now your filer has a practical manual that explains how looseleaf services are organized and how to file a variety of looseleaf services. Published in 2004.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature and Organization of Looseleaf Services

  1. Introduction to looseleaf services
  2. What is a looseleaf service?
  3. Types of looseleaf services
  4. Who publishes looseleaf services?
  5. Different physical types of looseleaf binders
  6. General organization and format of looseleaf services
  7. Publication schedules and supplement numbering systems
  8. A systems approach to filing
  9. Flowchart of filing procedures
  10. Prototype of filing instruction sheet
  11. Filing in interfiled services/hybrid services/looseleaf treatises
  12. Filing in cumulative services
  13. Report letters/publication updates
  14. Checklist of current contents
  15. Replacement contents, replacement binders, new contents, shifting contents
  16. How long should looseleaf filing take?
  17. Dealing with problems
  18. Filer’s claim record
  19. Advice and suggestions from other filers
  20. For additional information (selected resources)

Part II: Filer’s Quiz and Answers (20 questions and answers)

Part III: Selected Looseleaf Publisher Filing Instructions, Alphabetically by Publisher, with Annotations (16 publishers’ filing instructions)

Written by Elyse H. Fox, BA, JD, MSLS.  Ms. Fox has worked as a law librarian for 40+ years.  She previously practice law in Chicago and Boston.  She also taught legal research to law students.

Ms. Fox has years of experience both filing looseleaf services and training looseleaf filers. How to File Looseleaf Services: A Filing Manual and Reference Handbook has been purchased by law libraries and looseleaf filing services in the United States, in Canada, and abroad.

Copyright 2004, 100 pages, spiral bound, 8 ½ x 11″, ISBN 0-941991-01-6.

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