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Re: Lists of core periodicals? (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 17 Jan 2001 22:27 UTC

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Date:         Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:00:33 -0500
From:         Jane Thompson <THOMPSJL@UCMAIL.UC.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Lists of core periodicals?

Get each faculty member to write down his or her 5 or 10 (depending on
your budget) journal titles that are essential to his/her work/research.
And get them to write down in understandable language their current
research interests. This will get you started, and also give you an idea
of how much it would cost to support all of the education programs. You
might glance at the college bulletin to see what courses these same people
are offering. If you can get appointments with key people in the
departments, I would try to talk with them too. Good luck!

Jane Thompson
Journals Collection Development Librarian
U.Cincinnati Health Sciences Library

Date:         Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:45:48 -0600
From:         Peter Picerno <>
Subject:      Re: Lists of core periodicals?

We all wish that there were core lists of journal titles for subject
areas, but the scope and depth of the teaching of any subject area will
vary widely from campus to campus. In addition to the Katz, which Buddy
cited, which is a good general beginning, there is always the possibility
of scanning bibliographic entries in standard monographs for a given field
(and there is a Libraries Unlimited series of books on sources for several
subject areas). Perhaps the most important thing to do, however, would be
to get the faculty of respective subject areas involved since they will
(or ought to) know what titles are of use to them in their disciplines,
and, theoretically, if they are intimately acquainted with the title list
then one would hope that they might gear some of their teaching to those
resources. This latter approach takes time, but in the long run a
co-operative approach to selecting journal titles -- one which will be
based on anticipated use, cost, and scope -- will pay off when it comes
time to review this list (which ought to be done on a regular basis) and
to adjust the list by adding new titles or deleting titles.

Peter Picerno

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Buddy Pennington
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Lists of core periodicals?

Have you looked at Magazines for Libraries?  It is a reference book that
discusses different journals and magazines by subject area.  That might be
a start.

Buddy Pennington <MD_Buddy@KCLIBRARY.ORG>

-----Original Message-----
From: Liu Liu [mailto:liuliu@USA.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 11:19 AM
Subject: Lists of core periodicals?


I am new to the job of managing the periodical collection.
Someone had commented that our periodical collection does
not really support the educational programs our College

1.  Are there any lists of core periodicals for
different educational programs?

2.  As a librarian, and not a subject specialist, how can
I help the faculty to select those periodicals which meet
their curricular needs?

Thank You

Pauline Smith