This book, first published in 1982, explores all major aspects of automated serials control. It examines major working serials control systems in the United States and Canada, describes their operations, and evaluates their successes and shortcomings.
1. Introduction: The Management of Serials Automation Peter Gellatly 2. Automated Serials Control: A Bibliographic Survey Anne Marie Allison 3. Automated Serials Control: A Selected Bibliography Anne Marie Allison and Janice E. Donahue 4. The University of California, San Diego, Automated Serials System, 1980 Roberta A. Corbin 5. Automated Serial Records in the On-Line Catalogue: The Northwester LUIS System William J. Willmering 6. Serials Automation at the University of Illinois at Urbana: Present Benefits From Inventory Control; Future Plans for Acquisition Control Tom D. Kilton 7. On-Line Serials at Brigham Young University H. Kirk Memmott, K. Paul Jordan and John R. Taylor 8. Converting Serial Holdings to Machine-Readable Format: An Account of the University of Illinois-Urbana Experience Rebecca T. Linzini and Eileen Koff 9. Conversion of Serial Holdings to On-Line Automated Library Control System at the Ohio State University Libraries Carol R. Krumm 10. A Cooperative Serials Data Conversion Project in California Margaret M. McKinley 11. Cataloguing in a Time of Change Mary Ellen Soper 12. Computer Cataloguing for Serials: Ramblings of a Curmudgeon Neal L. Edgar 13. Copy Cataloguing of Serials According to AACR2 Using OCLC: The University of Illinois Experience Ruth B. McBride 14. The Availability and Acceptability of Serial Records in the OCLC Data Base Mary Grace Fleeman 15. OCLC Serial Records: An Update Michael Roughton 16. ISSN and NSDP: A Guide for the Initiated Linda K. Bartley 17. The ISSN as Retriever of OCLC Records Patricia Ohl Rice and Laurence R. Mitlin 18. A Review of Developments Leading to On-Line Union Listing of Serials Deborah Shaw 19. In Order to Form a More Perfect Union . . . List of Serials Marjorie E. Bloss 20. The California Union List of Periodicals Dianne J. Ellsworth and Edward Newman 21. The OCLC Serials Control Subsystem Pauline F. Micciche 22. The Research Libraries Group, Inc. Programs for Serials Lois M. Kershner 23. Automated Serials Acquisitions in the Washington Library Network David E. Griffin and Bruce Ziegman 24. Nationwide Networking and the Network Advisory Committee Lenore S. Maruyama 25. Automation and the Subscription Agency F.F. Clasquin 26. Change or Decay? New Patterns in Serials Publishing Peter W. Lea