The Future of Serials: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Future of Serials

Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., 1st Edition


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pub: 1991-02-03
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A collection of papers presented on the fifth anniversary of the 5th annual conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., held June 2-5 at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, this new volume is an exciting symposium of ideas and research. Editors Patricia Ohl Rice and Jane A. Robillard bring together 33 in-depth chapters to keep you aware of current issues in the field of serials publishing and management. Covering a variety of pertinent issues such as rising prices, collections weeding, and automated management, this new book will prove useful and practical. Acquisitions librarians and scholarly journals publishers and editors, as well as serials librarians will find this an informative insight into the ever-changing world of serials librarianship.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • The Last Issue
  • The Crisis of Rising Serial Prices in a Canadian Context
  • CISTI: Meeting the Needs of the Canadian Scientific and Technical Community
  • The Elephant and the Mouse Revisited: Periodical Prices and Canadian Academic Libraries
  • The EDI Horizon: Implementing an ANSI X12 Pilot Project at the Faxon Company
  • Electronic Subscriptions
  • Passengers, Drivers, and Traffic Cops on Peer Review Road
  • The Peer Review Process: Strengths and Weaknesses--A Survey of Attitudes, Perceptions, and Expectations
  • The Role of the Editor in Peer Review
  • The Importance of Peer Review
  • Potential Bias in Editorial Peer Review: A Study of U.S. Medical Journals
  • A Longitudinal Study of Journal Prices in a Research Library
  • A Survey of the Cost-Effectiveness of Serials: A Cost-Per-Use Method and its Results
  • A New Paradigm for Access to Serials
  • Beyond Journals: There’s Going to be a Better Way
  • Serials Data from the NLM: SERLINE, CATLINE, CONSER
  • Title Changes: A Practical and Theoretical View
  • Concerning CONSER: Accomplishments and Aspirations
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Managing a Looseleaf Collection
  • Two Sides of the Coin: Serials Control and Interface Developments as Seen by the Systems Vendor and the Subscriptions Agent
  • Subscriptions In / Subscriptions Out: Serials Management with Microcomputers
  • Organization of Serials in Canadian Libraries
  • Improving Physical Access to Periodicals Collections: Cataloging and Management Considerations
  • Applying the USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations
  • Serials Preservation: Slow Destruction and Sudden Disaster
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SISAC (Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee)
  • Union Listing: Politics and Practicalities
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Serials Training
  • Planning, Conducting, and Analyzing Serials Vendor Performance Studies
  • The Results of the Inclusion of Costs in a Collection Development Allocation Formula
  • Mission Control, do You Read Us? Decentralizing Serials Check-In in an Automated Environment
  • Back to the Future: Serials Conversion
  • Current Issues in Serials Collection Development
  • Fifth Annual NASIG Conference Registrants, Brock University, June 1990
  • Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General