Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group,

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Published June 26, 2001
Reference - 498 Pages
ISBN 9780789014009 - CAT# HW13455

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Get cutting-edge insights on electronic serials management!

The vital issues of concern to serials librarians are all addressed in this mammoth compendium. The proceedings of the fifteenth conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change offers up-to-date information and fresh ideas on issues from budgets to preservation.

Making Waves addresses the traditional concerns of librarians in innovative ways. Budgets, for example, are discussed in terms of serials-purchasing consortia and the globalization of academic publishing. Cataloging now includes electronic materials. Preservation includes disaster planning and salvage for both books and floppy disks.

Making Waves offers practical advice and information, including:
  • preserving, cataloging, and accessing digital materials
  • understanding the MARC format for holdings data
  • how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act affects libraries
  • reports on specific test projects such as BioOne, the Open Archives Project, and PubMed Central
  • the technical services departmental Web page
  • employing MS Access database management software in serials management
  • electronic journal cataloging conundrums
  • reshaping roles in acquisitions
  • alternative careers for the serialist . . . and much more!
Making Waves offers a wealth of professional guidance and innovative ideas for the serials librarian. You will turn to it regularly as one of your most valued resources.


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