ALAO TEDSIG Spring Meeting 2009

Electronic Serials: Getting Them and Keeping Them

April 24, 2009 -- OCLC, Dublin, Ohio



Taming the E-Serials Beast: Challenges and Solutions / Regina Romano Reynolds, Library of Congress

          Part I: Taming the E-Serials Beast

          Part II: To the Mountain Top


Regina Romano Reynolds is ISSN Coordinator at the Library of Congress and former head of the National Serials Data Program, now called the U.S. ISSN Center.  She has been trying to tame various e-serials beasts since the late 1980’s when they first began to seek ISSN.  She co-chairs an internal LC group coordinating the development of projects related to the recommendations of LC’s Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control and is a member of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Steering Committee. Reynolds was the 1999 recipient of the Bowker/Ulrich=s Serials Librarian Award and 2004 winner of the NASIG’s Marcia Tuttle International Grant. Reynolds has an A.M.L.S. (Beta Phi Mu) from the University of Michigan.

Topics to be covered:
Past challenges: a brief review of the development of e-serials and how early challenges were met. Current challenges: including the presentation of bibliographic information on e-serials:  development of a possible NISO best practice; the problems caused by earlier titles being listed in aggregations under the current title: development of a possible NISO best practice; “multiple versions” (issues such as how many records? single vs. multiple records; Linking ISSN; xISSN; will FRBR help?). Also: KBART and OpenURL; and transfer of serials and aggregations from one publisher to another (Project Transfer). Future challenges: the presentation will conclude with some personal reflections on the future of serials and their bibliographic control.

Catch a Tiger by its Tail?: The Challenges of Cataloging Electronic Resources / Susan M. Banoun, University of Cincinnati

E-Serials are Like Herding Cats / Barbara S. Dunham, The Ohio State University

Welcome to the Jungle: E-Beasts and the Quest to Cage Them / Deberah England, Wright State University

Electronic Serials: Collaborative Management Across Departments / Yuezeng Shen, Cleveland State University