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Serials Management In Academic Libraries
     

Serials Management In Academic Libraries

by Jean Farrington
 

In the decade ahead, libraries will have to do more with less. Fewer journal titles owned by each institution, less detailed cataloging, and fewer staff will become realities as libraries are forced to cope with budget restrictions. Serials management, in particular, will require a greater degree of adaptability and flexibility. This professional reference

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In the decade ahead, libraries will have to do more with less. Fewer journal titles owned by each institution, less detailed cataloging, and fewer staff will become realities as libraries are forced to cope with budget restrictions. Serials management, in particular, will require a greater degree of adaptability and flexibility. This professional reference overviews the most significant emerging issues concerning serials management in academic libraries and provides practical advice to aid librarians in responding to a changing environment. Among the issues discussed are the debate of access versus ownership, the electronic dissemination of text and document delivery, standards for electronic data transfer, and approaches to cataloging. The volume offers practical solutions to the problems facing librarians, and it stresses the increasing role of automation in effective serials management.

This professional reference is a guide to the many evolving issues in serials management, as well as a source of practical information designed to assist academic librarians in successfully managing their serials in a rapidly changing environment. Some of the key issues discussed include access versus ownership, the electronic dissemination of texts, document delivery systems, standards for the electronic transfer of data, and the debate over the outsourcing of cataloging. Fortunately, many of the issues concerning serials management readily lend themselves to automation. Thus, this volume gives considerable attention to automation as a solution to many of the problems confronting librarians. Each chapter includes references to current literature, and the volume concludes with a selected bibliography of works for further reading.

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A guide to the many evolving issues in serials management, including access versus ownership, the electronic dissemination of texts, document delivery systems, standards for the electronic transfer of data, and the debate over the outsourcing of cataloging. Gives considerable attention to automation as a solution to many of the problems that librarians encounter. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313273780
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/23/1997
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JEAN WALTER FARRINGTON is Head of Materials Acquisitions at the University of Pennsylvania library. She is an active member of the American Library Association, is a frequent guest lecturer at the College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, and has been involved in a number of library automation projects at Penn.

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