Libraries and Subscription Agencies: Interactions and Innovations

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Psychology Press, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 177 pages
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In this volume, the library-agency relationship is discussed from various points of view. Contributors focus on the use of subscription agents worldwide--in Africa, the Middle East, and Great Britain. Up-to-the-minute information on the effects of automation on the library-agency relationship is explored, including serials management systems; automated serials control over selection, acquisition, and utilization; serials databases using subscription agency files; and a most useful bibliography on automated subscription agency utilities and services.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Choosing a Serials Vendor
11
The Work of a Periodicals Agent
17
Subscription Agents in an Automated World
37
The Effect of Automation on Subscription Agency Services
49
Dawsons Serials Management System SMS
55
Development and Testing of a Serials
63
Selection Acquisition
79
Creating a Serial Database Using Subscription Agency Files
99
The Birth of a New Serials Database
113
A HighPerformance LowCost Alternative
121
The Use of Serial Subscription Agents by the British
127
Serials Acquisition in the Middle East
133
The Use of Subscription Agency Services by Nigerian
147
A Selected Bibliography of Works on Automated
163
Index
171

Progress and Possibilities at UCLA
89

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