This book, first published in 1987, assesses serials cataloguing with special emphasis in two areas: the rules by which the cataloguing record is created and the automation of that record. It consists of a series of articles, each dealing with serials work in a different European COMECON country: the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. Written by serials experts within their respective countries, each chapter presents a unique ‘view from within’.
1. Introduction Jim E. Cole and Jackie Zajanc Part 1. The International Arena 2. National and International Serial Standards Mary S. Price 3. Serials Cataloguing in Sweden Sten Hedberg Part 2. AACR2: Basic Concerns 4. AACR2's Effect on Public Services Cindy Hepfer and Will Hepfer 5. Serials Cataloguing With AACR2: The Primary Problems and Concerns James W. Williams 6. The Descriptive Cataloguing of Serials: Library of Congress' Application of AACR2 Dorothy J. Glasby 7. Bilingual Serial Cataloguing at the National Library of Canada Wayne Jones and John Clark Part 3. Potential for Change 8. Multiplication of Serial Titles Forever? Günter Franzmeier 9. Corporate Names as Qualifiers in Uniform Titles Jim E. Cole 10. The First Shall Be Last: Earliest Entry Cataloguing Jim E. Cole 11. Title Changes in an Automated Environment: The Last Shall Be First Jackie Zajanc Part 4. Special Applications of Serials Cataloguing 12. Serials Cataloguing From the Union List Standpoint Lori L. Osmus 13. The Iowa Newspaper Project: A Field Report Nancy Kraft Part 5. Automation of Serials Cataloguing 14. The CONSER Editing Guide Linda K. Bartley and Jean L. Hirons 15. Life After Input: Original Serials Cataloguing Using OCLC Beth R. Barrett and Olivia M.A. Madison 16. The Use of RLIN for Serials Cataloguing Mary Monson Part 6. Education of Serials Cataloguers 17. The Education of Serials Cataloguers Mary Ellen Soper