Serials Management in Academic Libraries: A Guide to Issues and Practices (Hardback)
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Serials Management in Academic Libraries: A Guide to Issues and Practices (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 23/07/1997
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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.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313273780
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm


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"[A] valuable guide to current practices in acquiring, processing, and accessing serials material.... it examines issues influencing serials operations, such as ownership vs. access, outsourcing of cataloging, document delivery, and electronic texts.... Providing a textbook approach to the subject, this work will be very useful to both beginning library science students and those involved in any aspect of serials management, regardless of experience level."-Library Journal
"A good introduction to serials librarianship."-C&RL News
"Managing serials in academic libraries is one of the most difficult and complicated aspects of technical services. This book provides a broad overview of serials management in academic libraries coping with reduced budgets while being expected to do more."-Technical Services Quarterly
..."provides an overview and some basic background for all of the trends and topics that a well-informed serials manager must know about in order to be prepared for the imminent changes in the academic serials environment....a recommended read for those academic professionals who realize the need to keep up with the inevitable changes to come."-Collection Management
" A valuable guide to current practices in acquiring, processing, and accessing serials material.... it examines issues influencing serials operations, such as ownership vs. access, outsourcing of cataloging, document delivery, and electronic texts.... Providing a textbook approach to the subject, this work will be very useful to both beginning library science students and those involved in any aspect of serials management, regardless of experience level."-Library Journal
?A good introduction to serials librarianship.??C&RL News
?A good introduction to serials librarianship.?-C&RL News
?Managing serials in academic libraries is one of the most difficult and complicated aspects of technical services. This book provides a broad overview of serials management in academic libraries coping with reduced budgets while being expected to do more.?-Technical Services Quarterly
?...provides an overview and some basic background for all of the trends and topics that a well-informed serials manager must know about in order to be prepared for the imminent changes in the academic serials environment....a recommended read for those academic professionals who realize the need to keep up with the inevitable changes to come.?-Collection Management
?[A] valuable guide to current practices in acquiring, processing, and accessing serials material.... it examines issues influencing serials operations, such as ownership vs. access, outsourcing of cataloging, document delivery, and electronic texts.... Providing a textbook approach to the subject, this work will be very useful to both beginning library science students and those involved in any aspect of serials management, regardless of experience level.?-Library Journal
.,."provides an overview and some basic background for all of the trends and topics that a well-informed serials manager must know about in order to be prepared for the imminent changes in the academic serials environment....a recommended read for those academic professionals who realize the need to keep up with the inevitable changes to come."-Collection Management

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