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Get cutting-edge insights on electronic serials management!

The vital issues of concern to serials librarians are all addressed in this mammoth compendium. The proceedings of the fifteenth conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change offers up-to-date information and fresh ideas on issues from budgets to preservation.

Making Waves addresses the traditional concerns of librarians in innovative ways. Budgets, for example, are discussed in terms of serials-purchasing consortia and the globalization of academic publishing. Cataloging now includes electronic materials. Preservation includes disaster planning and salvage for both books and floppy disks.

Making Waves offers practical advice and information, including:

  • preserving, cataloging, and accessing digital materials
  • understanding the MARC format for holdings data
  • how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act affects libraries
  • reports on specific test projects such as BioOne, the Open Archives Project, and PubMed Central
  • the technical services departmental Web page
  • employing MS Access database management software in serials management
  • electronic journal cataloging conundrums
  • reshaping roles in acquisitions
  • alternative careers for the serialist . . . and much more!
Making Waves offers a wealth of professional guidance and innovative ideas for the serials librarian. You will turn to it regularly as one of your most valued resources.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Bradley A Long, MSLS (Central Michigan University)
Description: This book, the published proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), 15th Annual Conference, 2000, covers a broad range of hot topics in the ever changing field of serials management. The emphasis of this conference was on electronic serials.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a record of the presentations from the NASIG conference. Many issues regarding the current and future state of electronic serials were presented at this conference. The editors have done an excellent job of converting the many presentations into an easy to follow and useful text.
Audience: The primary audience are serials librarians, serials catalogers, library administrators, and anyone else who deals extensively with electronic serials. Each conference presenter included is at the forefront of the constantly changing face of electronic serials. Furthermore, a broad range of library disciplines are represented in these conference proceedings, including the medical libraries.
Features: The focus of this conference, thus this book, is on electronic serials. The areas covered in great detail are serials mangement, serials cataloging and metadata, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, collection management, archiving and preservation, and end user issues. Of particular interest to medical librarians Is the National Library of Medicine's presentation by Liz Pope on PubMed Central.
Assessment: As long as you don't already subscribe to the journal this was first published in, this book would be an excellent addition to any academic or research library's collection. It may have limited value for hospital libraries or other small specialized libraries with limited journal budgets. As with any conference proceedings, a continued purchase of these proceedings will also be valuable.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789013996
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Serials Librarian Series
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Understanding the MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) 7
In an Emergency: Salvaging Library Collections 19
E-Journals: The Final Frontier 31
Impossible Things 43
Bob's World and Welcome to It: Bits, Bytes, and Your Little Dog, Too 53
Catching the Wave: Views of the Serials Future 61
"La Jolla Confidential": The Inside Story of BioOne 71
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Key Issues for Serialists 85
Globalization, Consolidation and the Growth of the Giants: Scholarly Communication, the Individual, and the Internet 105
SPARC: Setting Sail into the Seas of Competition 117
A Method Out of the Madness: OhioLINK's Collaborative Response to the Serials Crisis Three Years Later: A Progress Report 129
The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices: Theory and Evidence 157
Speaking a Serials Cataloging Tongue: Lingua Franca for the Web? 167
The Open Archives Initiative: Interoperable, Interdisciplinary Author Self-Archiving Comes of Age 173
PubMed Central: A Barrier-Free Repository for the Life Sciences 183
The Technical Services Departmental Webpage: A New Wave Management Tool for Serialists 193
Making the Past Accessible for the Future: Cataloging Historical Serials 199
Catch the Preservation Wave: Preservation Orientation for Library Staff 211
Not Your Father's ISSN! 217
Eliminating E-mail Clutter: Strategies for Virtual Office Management 225
Navigating the Channel Between Library Website and OPAC: How We Make E-Journals Available 233
Cataloging Government Online Serials: Challenges and Prospects 237
Developments and Uses of the DOI and Other Identifiers in Reference Linking and Access/Rights Management 245
Using Metadata Within the Library: Relevancy and Practical Applications 253
Formatting Holdings Statements: According to the Niso Standard Z39.71-1999 261
Navigating the Waves of Change in Serials Management: Employing MS Access Database Management Software 267
Electronic Journal Cataloging Conundrums 271
Creating an Interactive Web Application for Providing Access to Full-Text Electronic Journals from Any Location 277
Reshaping Roles in Acquisitions 291
Never Mind Seeing the Forest for the Trees, ILL Needs to Find the Leaves! 299
Taking Stock and Making Plans: Providing Access to Web-Based Federal Government Periodicals 309
Exploring Uncharted Waters: Alternative Careers for the Serialist 317
Collection Development Decisions: Make Them for the Right Reasons 325
The Impact of EDI on Serials Management: Don't Let the Ship Sail Without You! 331
The California State University Journal Access Core Collection Project (JACC): What It Is, and What Is Not, and Where We Go from Here 337
Implementing and Appreciating the MARC Holdings Format 343
Data Warehousing: Developing a Support System Prototype 349
Do We Catalog These or Not? How Research Libraries Are Providing Bibliographic Access to Electronic Journals 355
Before They Throw the Switch: Insights on E-Access from the Back Room 361
Prioritizing Periodicals: A Web-Based Approach to Gathering Faculty Advice on Journal Subscriptions 369
Sink or Swim: Organizing Your Work Space Is a Lifesaver 375
We're Heading for the Barn Now! An Update on the Revisions to ISBD(S) and AACR2 Rules for Serials Cataloging 381
Approaches, Techniques, and Criteria for Serials Evaluation in the Electronic Environment 393
To Bind or Not to Bind: Managing Electronic and Paper Serials in a Sea of Change 409
The Cost of Providing Electronic Resources: Are We Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic? 415
Responsibility for Preserving and Archiving Electronic Resources: Whose Job Is Anyway? 419
Poster Sessions 425
15th Annual NASIG Conference Registrants 439
Index 459
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