E-journal invasion: a cataloger's guide to survival

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Chandos, May 13, 2007 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
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Summary Written by a practitioner, this book explores the changing nature of cataloguing in the aftermath of e-journal invasion. It traces the development of the issue by examining changes in AACR2 and CONSER rules, focusing on the revision of AACR2, Chapter 12, and emergence of the concept of 'Continuing Resources'. The book analyzes challenges of e-journal cataloguing that stem from an ever-growing number of online publications and aggregator databases. Library's race to keep up with cataloguing and record maintenance produced a broad market for commercial MARC services. In examining a variety of vendors' MARC products, the book outlines dilemmas encountered by libraries when considering acquisitions of such services. It analyzes the complexities of incorporating commercially produced cataloguing into a local database, and offers practical solutions to the most common questions in the process. The book concludes with a look into the future of e-resource cataloguing from technical and conceptual standpoints. Key Features 1.Helps understand terminology and key elements of e-serials cataloguing with examples 2.Focuses on challenges of e-journal cataloguing in aggregator database environments 3.Explores local considerations for implemetation of commerical cataloguing products 4.Examines future trends of e-publications cataloguing The Author Helen Heinrich is Cataloging Coordinator at the California State University. Prior to that, she had more than 13 years of experience in cataloguing at the Getty Research Institute, Research Library in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the IFLA Standing Committee on Serials and Other Continuing Resources. Readership The book is aimed at cataloguers involved in providing access to electronic journals, as well as Technical Services managers considering purchase of commercially available e-journal MARC records. The book will also be of interest to vendors providing cataloguing services. Contents How the Internet has changed the lives of cataloguers - MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, ONIX, Notes New rules and issues for e-journals in the library setting - AACR2: chapter 9, AACR: chapter 12, electronic journals in the library setting, issues of access to electronic journals, why catalog?, notes Aggregators - blessing, curse, what is the problem?, commercial options, how do they know?, notes Local approach: experience of California State University, Northridge Currebnt and future issue of cataloguing Index

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