Serials in the Park

Serials in the Park

by Patricia S. French, Richard L. Worthing
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789025654
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism Ser.
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

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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