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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the landmark developments in serials cataloging over the past few years. Serials Cataloging: Modern Perspectives and International Developments updates and complements the earlier volume Serials Cataloging: A State of the Art. This thorough volume focuses on the areas of education and training, cataloging practice, theory, and current developments, international aspects, and options for change.Thisbook is packed with information for serials catalogers, students, and even other librarians who need insight into the rapidly changing world of serials cataloging. Chapters provide information on international aspects such as ISBD(S) and ISDS outside of North America, and serials cataloging in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy. Other subjects covered include the work of the CONSER Subject and Classification Task Force, the need for uniform titles in AACR2, serials records in online public access catalogs like NOTIS, changes in U.S. policy related to the multiple versions question, the relationship of the Linked Systems Project to serials cataloging, and the role of name main-entry headings in online public access catalogs.
Table of Contents
Part I: Education and Training
Personalities of Their Own: Some Informal Thoughts on Serials and Teaching About How to Catalog Them
Continuing Education and Staff Development Among Serials Catalogers
Part II: Cataloging Practice, Theory, and Current Developments
Serials Cataloging, 1985-1990: An Overview of a Half-Decade
Copy Cataloging of Serials: UIUC
Decision Making in the Recataloging of Serials
The Work of the CONSER Subject and Classification Task Force
Saved by the Uniform Title: Would AACR2 Have Worked for Serials Without Them?
Presentation of Holdings Data in Union Lists and Uniform Titles: A View of Two Problem Areas of Serials Cataloging
The NOTIS Opac and Serials: The University of Iowa Experience
Sex, Lies, and Newspapers: The Newspaper Cataloging and Union Listing Manual
The Cataloging and Inventory Phase of the Maryland Newspaper Project
The Cataloging of Serial Microform Reproductions at the National Library of Canada
Microform Reproductions and Multiple Versions: U.S. Cataloging Policy and Proposed Changes
Serials Cataloging Time and Costs: Results of an Ongoing Study at Iowa State University (Lori L. Osmus and Dilys E. Morris)
Part II: International Aspects
ISBD(S) Revised Edition and AACR2 1988 Revision: A Comparison
ISDS, ISBD(S) and AACR2: Divergence and Convergence
AACR2 and Serials Cataloging in the United Kingdom
National Bibliographic Control of Serials in Australia, 1980-1990
Serials Cataloging in Italy
Serials in the Current National Bibliography
Part III: Options for Change
Latest Entry Cataloging Locally and Nationwide: Some Observations
The Linked Systems Project and Serials Cataloging: An Update
The Role of the Name Main-Entry Heading in the Online Environment
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