This book, first published in 1988, examines serials publishing. By exploring the relationships among the librarian, publisher, and vendor, it builds a better understanding of these three positions. Discussions include the economics of journal publishing, the challenge of cataloguing computer files, and the developments in the bibliographic control of serials. Technical processing, cataloguing, pricing and budgeting, and career development topics are also explored.
1. Introduction Leigh A. Chatterton and Mary Elizabeth Clack 2. The Economics of Journal Publishing: A Case Study Graham Marshall 3. Copyright: Broadening Our Horizons Brian D. Scanlan 4. Copyright From the Perspective of Information Users and Their Intermediaries, Especially Librarians Ben H. Weil 5. Royalty Payments for Photocopying in Companies and Other Organizations Donald W. King 6. Copyright Clearance Center, 1988: A Progress Report Virginia Riordan 7. Copyright and the Scowling Publisher/Library Interface Patricia H. Penick 8. Photocopying and Copyright Problems for Colleges and Universities John Marshall 9. Accessing Electronic Journals: A Survey of Canadian and American Libraries Ann Okerson 10. ADONIS and Electronically Stored Information: An Information Broker's Experience Constance Orchard 11. Serial Article Identifiers: SISAC, BIBLID, NISO, ISO, ANSI, and ADONIS: A Confusion of Alphabet Soup Sandra K. Paul 12. The Challenge of Cataloguing Computer Files Anna M. Wang 13. Fatal Assumptions: Is There Light at the End of the Serials Tunnel? Katina Strauch, Mary Fugle and Michael Markwith 14. An Overview of Current Developments in the Bibliographic Control of Serials Ed Jones 15. Serials Pricing: The Impact of Exchange Rates and Currency Trends Cindy Hepfer 16. Getting Started With the USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations Daphne Hsueh 17. Serials Snags, Or, What to Do With Unsolicited Receipts and Partners in Serials Access: Cooperation Between Technical and Public Services Marjorie E. Bloss 18. Research Methods for Analysing Serials Budgets George Lupone 19. Automated Binding Control: Libraries, Binders, and Serial Agents Martin Gordon 20. Automated Invoice Processing Using Vendor-Supplied Tapes Joseph Raker 21. Re-Automation of Serials Control: From OCLC's Serials Control Subsystem to INNOVACQ Karen Sandlin Silverman 22. Is There Life After Serials? Eleanor I. Cook