AACR2 and Serials

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In this important and scholarly book nearly two dozen American librarians discuss the difficulties created by AACR2 with regard to bibliographic control and management of serials in libraries.

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Table of Contents


  • I. Foundations
  • Cataloging Theory and Serials
  • Mutating the Genome
  • A Comparison of Cataloging Codes for Serials: AACR2 and Its Predecessors
  • II. Public Service
  • The Periodical, the Patron, and AACR1
  • AACR2 From an Information Scientist’s Point of View
  • III. Cataloging Rules and Special Cases
  • AACR2 and Series
  • AACR2 and Serial Cataloging: Is There Any Need for Alarm?
  • The Effect of AACR2 and Serials Cataloging on Medium-Sized Research Libraries
  • Serial Cataloging Under AACR2: Differences and Difficulties at the National Library of Medicine
  • Art Sales and Exhibitions: The New Era of Bibliographic Control
  • IV. By-Products of Cataloging
  • The Impact of AACR2 on Union Lists of Serials
  • AACR2 Serial Records and the User
  • V. Serials Management
  • Serials Departments and AACR2
  • Serials Management and AACR2 in Large Academic Libraries
  • AACR2 and the Small Academic Library
  • AACR2 and Serials Management
  • AACR2 Serials Cataloging and Management: Concerns in Academic Libraries
  • Index
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