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Discover new methods for simplifying the serials management process in today’s electronic era

The dawn of the new millennium changed the field of information sciences forever as librarians and researchers alike were barraged with many new concepts and technologies, creating chaos and confusion. Serials in the Park is a breath of fresh air as expert speakers and consultants from the 18th Annual NASIG Conference (2003, Portland, Oregon) focus on the most significant trends and innovations for you and your patrons to use. From the Information Resource Matrix and serials aggregation to digital preservation and fund allocations, this important resource will help you successfully navigate the best path through unfamiliar territory.

With Serials in the Park, you’ll have a tangible source to turn to about several noteworthy issues, such as:

  • the rules, principles, and terminology underlying serials cataloging
  • the state of mergers in the serials publishing industry from the viewpoints of a librarian, a vendor, and a publisher
  • the CONSER recommended aggregator-neutral record for electronic serials cataloging
  • the integration of new library systems and how it affects copyright law
  • the barriers and challenges facing clients with disabilities when using electronic resources
  • developing, writing, and using written procedures manuals for technical services
  • the current state of print repositories
Along with presentations and workshops presented at the conference, this handy tool includes the hottest topics and the latest reports from reliable sources. With this book, you’ll also receive vital, practical advice on networking, cross-campus partnerships, training and education, and strategies for dealing with the transition from print to digital despite budget constraints. By showing you how to avoid pitfalls and dead ends, Serials in the Park helps you will improve efficiency, reduce the workload in public services, and enhance services to the users.
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What People Are Saying

Tony Stankus
Serials in the Park covers all kinds of parks: the Electronic Serials Theme Park, the National Park ideal of preservation of an ordered legacy through cataloging, the Serials Park as a place of essential professional renewal that sustains faculty readers even now. . . . Can anyone who wishes stimulation, integration, and insight into the roles of serials in the lives of libraries and their users not visit this park?
MLS, Science Librarian, College of the HolyCross; Adjunct Professor for Specialized Librarianship, URI Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
Mary Curran
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. . . . Key experts and innovative new serialists describe current strategies in libraries across North America in acquiring, organizing, managing, and preserving serials. Seeking quick, proven solutions for your serials quandaries? There is no better place to begin and often no need to go further than thumbing through Serials in the Park. Bite-size papers make it possible for the harried and time-deprived to keep abreast of serials issues and innovations and to easily apply them to their own institutions. If you did not attend NASIG 2003, you simply have to purchase this volume—a great value for the entrance fee.
MLS, MA, Head of Cataloging Services, University of Ottawa
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Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction (Patricia Sheldahl French and Richard Worthing)

President’s Greeting at the Opening Banquet (Eleanor Cook)

The “Seventy Percent Solution”: Assessing Criteria for Model Fund
Allocations (Claudia Weston, Cyril Oberlander, Mary Ellen Kenreich, Don
Frank, and Sarah Beasley, Presenters; Marcella Lesher, Recorder)
Cataloging Survival for Non-Catalogers, or You Thought You Would Never Need
to Catalog Again (Karen Darling, Presenter; Siôn Romaine, Recorder)

Content Industry Outlook 2003: Asteroids That Are Changing the Information
Landscape (Leigh Watson Healy, Presenter; Reeta Sinha, Recorder)
Town Hall Meeting (Christa Easton, Facilitator; Jerry R. Brown, Recorder)
There Is No Forest, We’re Only Hugging the Trees: Nontraditional Ways of
Acquiring, Providing Access to, and Managing Serials (Jill Emery, Rick
Anderson, Adam Chesler, Joan Conger, and Ted Fons, Presenters; Debra
Skinner, Recorder)

The Information Resource Matrix: A Revolutionary Method to Present
Relationships Among Online Serial Objects (Carol Casey, Mark Jacobs, and
Lihong Zhu, Presenters)
Serials Aggregations, Multiple Versions, and the Virtual Union Catalog: The
California Digital Library Catalog, SUNY, and Ex Libris Experiences
(Michael Kaplan, Presenter)
Finding a Better Trail Through the Journals Forest (Timothy Gatti and
Heather S. Miller, Presenters)
Expose Yourself to Electronic Journals (Jill Emery, Claire Ginn, and Dan
Tonkery, Presenters; Kevin Petsche, Recorder)
The Digital Preservation Conundrum, Part 1 (Abby Smith, Presenter)
The Digital Preservation Conundrum, Part 2: Preservation and
Electronic-Archiving (Eileen Gifford Fenton, Presenter)
How Electronic Journals Are Changing Patterns of Use (Peter Boyce, Donald
W. King, Carol Montgomery, and Carol Tenopir, Presenters)
Usage Statistics: Taking E-Metrics to the Next Level (Oliver Pesch,
Seeing the Forest and the Trees When Developing a New Acquisitions System
(Shelley Neville, Presenter)
From Tiny Acorns to Great Oaks: Taking a Nationwide Approach to Library
Cooperation (Pauline La Rooy, Presenter)
Helping Manage the E-Journal Forest: Do You Need an Agent Any More? Part 1
(Philip Wallas, Presenter)
Helping Manage the E-Journal Forest: Do You Need an Agent Any More? Part 2
(Stephen Bosch, Presenter)
Hot Topics (Keith Courtney, Miriam Gilbert, Michael Markwith, and Kim
Maxwell, Presenters; Jerry R. Brown, Recorder)

Case Studies in Electronic Serials Cataloging, or What Am I Supposed to Do
With This? (Steve Shadle, Workshop Leader; Holley R. Lange, Recorder)
Branching Out: The Importance of Networking in a Library Landscape (Jeff
Slagell, Workshop Leader; Mykie Howard, Recorder)
Web-Based Trails for Cross-Campus Partnerships (Sharon Elteto and Maggie
McVay-Lynch, Workshop Leaders; Elizabeth Parang, Recorder)
From Catalogers to Ontologists: Changing Roles and Opportunities for
Technical Services Librarians (Nathan Rupp, Workshop Leader; David Burke,
Copyright Law: Fact or Fiction? (Janice M. Krueger, Workshop Leader; Karen
Matthews, Recorder)
Electronic Content: Is It Accessible to Clients with “Differabilities”?
(Cheryl Riley, Workshop Leader)
Planning for New Growth in the Forest: Cultivating New Serialists for the
Future (Selden Durgom Lamoureux, Workshop Leader; Susan Davis, Recorder)
When the Rug Comes Out from Under: Managing Change, Technology,
Information, and Staff (Althea Aschmann, Workshop Leader; Gail Julian,
Tools for Tenure Trailblazing: Planning Productive Paths for Green
Serialists (Claire Dygert and Markel Tumlin, Workshop Leaders; Marsha
Seamans, Recorder)
Policies and Procedures Manuals in Technical Services: The Forest, the
Trees, and the Critters (Stephanie Schmitt, Workshop Leader; Sandra
Barstow, Recorder)
Paving the Way for Print Repositories Through Electronic Access (Mary Jo
Zeter and Jeanne Drewes, Workshop Leaders; Michael A. Arthur, Recorder)
Reinventing Acquisitions with a “Forget-to-Do” List (Ann McHugo and Carol
Magenau, Workshop Presenters; Jeanne M. Langendorfer, Recorder)
Electronic Resource Management and the MARC Record: The Road Less Traveled
(Paula Sullenger, Workshop Leader; Anne Mitchell, Recorder)
From Survival Hike to a Walk in the Park: Training Guideposts to Lead the
Way (Rene J. Erlandson, Workshop Leader; Robert J. Congleton, Recorder)
Starting with an Empty Map: Benchmarking Time and Costs for Serials
Operations (Nancy Slight-Gibney and Mary Grenci, Workshop Leaders; Lisa S.
Blackwell, Recorder)
Is It Working: Usage Data as a Tool for Evaluating the Success of New
Full-Text Title Access Methods (Joanna Duy and Eric Pauley, Workshop
Leaders; Wendy Highby, Recorder)
Using the Library’s OPAC to Dynamically Generate Webpages for E-Journals
(Kathryn Paul and Elena Romaniuk, Workshop Leaders; Daisy T. Cheng,
Keeping the Connection: Maintaining E-Journal Subscriptions (Bill Kara and
Christine Stamison, Workshop Leaders; Sarah E. George, Recorder)
Providing a Table-of-Contents Service to Faculty (Madeleine Bombeld and
Lynn R. Shay, Workshop Leaders; Rebecca Sheffield, Recorder)
Poster Sessions
18th Annual NASIG Conference Registrants
Index (LadyJane Hickey)

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