Serials Management in Australia and New Zealand

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Here is an account of the development of serials management in a variety of Australian and New Zealand Libraries. Serials Management in Australia and New Zealand provides an in-depth look at the unique issues involved in managing serials in a wide range of libraries in Australia and New Zealand including the National Library of Australia, university libraries, state libraries, and special libraries.

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Overview

Here is an account of the development of serials management in a variety of Australian and New Zealand Libraries. Serials Management in Australia and New Zealand provides an in-depth look at the unique issues involved in managing serials in a wide range of libraries in Australia and New Zealand including the National Library of Australia, university libraries, state libraries, and special libraries.

In this part of the globe, access to the full range of tools and techniques available combined with the rising costs of serials and the great distance from the publishing centers of the world have contributed to the unique development of serials librarianship in Australasia. This remarkable volume reflects on the variety of excellence of serials librarianship in Australia and New Zealand and heralds the arrival of electronic information technology as a time of transition and opportunity. More than observations of automated and manual approaches to the management of serials, this fascinating book provides librarians and serials specialists with practical approaches to the real issues they face in their own libraries.

Serials Management in Australia and New Zealand provides enlightening observations of how different libraries use automation in serials management, the role of use studies in serials management, and the use of serials technology such as online contents pages, full-text databases, invoice and accessioning data on magnetic tape and diskette, and direct electronic links to suppliers. Organizational strategies are also explored, including amalgamations libraries from different universities, and the restructuring of serials departments within larger libraries. This invaluable documentation of the variety of approaches to serials management in Australian and New Zealand encourages readers to analyze their own libraries and provides ideas for successful transitions to a future filled with new service possibilities.

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An in-depth look at the issues unique to managing collections of serials in a wide range of libraries, including the National Library of Australia and university, state, and special libraries. Also published as the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Serials Librarianship v.3, nos.3/4 (1993). No index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction
  • Total Serials Management: RMIT Libraries
  • Serials Management in a Private University
  • Serials at the Queensland Univeristy of Technology
  • Serials Management at the State Library of New South Wales
  • Managing Serials in Australasia: The University of Queensland Experience
  • Serials Management at the National Library of Australia
  • Serials Management at the University of Canterbury Library
  • Serials in CSIRO: CSIRO Library Network Services and the CSIRO Library Network
  • Serials Managment in the Auckland Medical Library System
  • Serials Control in the Library Network of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
  • Serials Management in a Company Library: Western Mining Corporation Information Services
  • Serials Management in a Medical Research Institute: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Serials Management in a Law Library Network
  • Serials in Telecom's National Information Resource Centre, Or, How Serials Can Provide You With a Better Telephone Service
  • Serials for Parliament: A Working Collection
  • Reference Notes Included
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