|Title:||Serial Cataloging Revisited: A Long Search for a Little Theory and a Lot of Cooperation
|Author(s):||Henderson, Kathryn Luther
|Subject(s):||Serials control systems
|Abstract:||The charge to each person preparing a paper for this conference was
that he approach current trends and problems and suggest possible solutions
to the problems for the specific area of serials that he was to cover. This
sounds deceptively simple in relation to serial cataloging, for indeed one can
easily identify problems. But it quickly becomes evident that it is increasingly
difficult to maintain a linear, "serial" approach to identifying such problems
because while serial cataloging has problems of its own, it is always still
involved with cataloging in general; with past, present, and future
interpretations of the catalog; and with other bibliographical tools, both in
and out of the local library. Therefore, while the catalog has its own functions
to perform, it cannot escape still carrying on for the other tools should they
fail to provide for local needs. And of course, today both problems and trends
in all phases of librarianship are somewhat uncertainly noted because of the
potential of automation in libraries.
The flood of materials of serial nature has created problems for both
librarians and users of libraries. Surprisingly, the literature in regard to serial
cataloging often seems to neglect the real problems of library users. And
although this author has been both a serial cataloger and a serial user, the
approach in this paper will be more nearly that of the user seeking to identify
some reason for reconsideration of the past and present ways of dealing with
serials which may be pertinent in the future.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In W.C. Allen (ed). 1969. Serial publications in large libraries. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 48-89.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (16th : 1969)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1969.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-17