This book, first published in 1990, reflects the partnership among those who create, produce, distribute, and manage serials information. Lively and informative, this volume addresses several highly important topics, including the process of scholarly communication, the differences among types of serials vendors and whether or not a library should consolidate orders with a single vendor, and organizational and institutional concerns about the current journal pricing crisis.
1. Money, Means, and Content Gillian Page 2. The Context of Scholarly Communication Jack H. Schuster 3. The Scholarly Communication Process in the Humanities: The Role of the Editor Richard H. Popkin 4. Scientific Publication: Science News Daniel B. Menzel 5. Publish and Perish Alain L. Henon 6. Scholarly Communication and the Role of Libraries: Problems and Possibilities for Accessing Journal Articles David J. Cohen 7. CD-ROM in Libraries: Access, Trends, and Challenges Karen Sandlin Silverman 8. Observations on the Use of CD-ROM in Academic Libraries Joseph A. Michalak 9. The CD-ROM ‘Revolution’ at Columbia: Year One Beth Juhl and Anita Lowry 10. Determining Which Subscription Agency Services Best Meet Your Needs N. Bernard ‘Buzzy’ Basch 11. The Serials Acquisition Partnership Jane Maddox 12. Order Consolidation: A Shift to Single Vendor Service Jan Anderson 13. We Need Department Store and Boutique Serials Vendors October Ivins 14. Serials Pricing Issues: News From the Field Deana Astle 15. Report on the ARL Serials Project Ann Okerson 16. A Scientist's Assessment of a Microcosm of the Serials Universe Paul H. Ribbe 17. The Commercial Binding Agreement: Partners in Preservation Tim McAdam 18. Latest Entry Cataloguing As an Option Sharon Scott 19. Where Are Serials in Your Organization Chart? Miriam Palm 20. Non-Print Serials and Title Waves Marlene Sue Heroux 21. Serials Analysis for Budget and Collection Review As Well As Cooperative Development Dana D’Andraia 22. Creative Strategies for Serials Management: Current Awareness Services Rebecca Schwartzkopf 23. To Bid or Not to Bid: Is It Still a Choice? Bill Wilmering 24. Waiting for ‘Nodough’: The Future of Service Charges Margaret M. Merryman 25. Serials Automation: Before, During, and After Deborah Sommer 26. The Subscription Agent and the Integrated Library Systems Vendor: A Marriage Made in Heaven? Constance L. Foster 27. The Thor Inventor Ruling: Fact or Fiction? Margaret McKinley