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Re: Title Change -- Biserka Mrzljak Stephen Clark 30 Apr 2002 15:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: Title Change -- 2 messages
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 11:53:00 -0400
From: Biserka Mrzljak <bmrzljak@LIB.UWO.CA>
Organization: University of Western Ontario

If the title change continues the numbering of the former title, then
same call number is preferable. If a title change is designated with the
numbering, then the new cutter would be preferable. this is a preferable
arrangement if  bound volumes are shelved by call number. Imagine a
change in the middle of  a volume and having a new call no., sometimes
change lasting for few issues only. Even NLM resolved this problem few
ago following LC practice.
In case of when a later title is received and no earlier title is in our
holdings, we assign the cutter for that later title. Should at some
point an
earlier title be received it would get the same cutter as a later one.
would be in the same run. We follow this practice for all LC classed
serials, as well as government CODOC coded ones, except for NLM classed
ones. This process is much simpler and less labor intensive.

Biserka Mrzljak
Cataloguing Liaison Libraian for Serials
University of Western Ontario Libraires System
Technical Services
London, Ont.
519 661-2111 x84829

> 2 messages:
> 1)------------------------------
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Title Change -- Joyce Radcliff
> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:42:23 -0500
> From: "MD_Buddy (Buddy Pennington)" <MD_Buddy@KCLIBRARY.ORG>
> I've seen it done both ways but my preference is to shelve each title by
> its
> call number or title.
> Many people make the argument that they browse the complete run of a
> serial
> but it has been my experience that most patrons have specific titles in
> mind
> (from citations they have gathered).  They are interested in those
> specific
> titles, not in the entire journal as a whole.  Why make staff and
> customers
> do the extra work?
> For example, our special collections department keeps their "runs"
> together.
> So you have American Monthly Magazine shelved in the D's with Daughters
> of
> the American Revolution Magazine.  What happens is that both staff and
> customers have to figure this out.  Usually you put note in the catalog,
> but
> what if someone who has a reference to American Monthly Magazine walks
> in
> and just looks in the A's (the obvious choice)?  And now that DAR
> Magazine
> has become American Spirit, will that also be shelved in the D's?  Do
> you
> shelve the run by its first title, most recent title or the middle one
> (as
> in the case with our example)?  It just seems like a lot of work to me
> for
> little benefit.
> Buddy Pennington
> Document Delivery Librarian
> Kansas City Public Library
> 816-701-3552
> 2)------------------------------
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Title Change -- Allison Mays
> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:44:34 -0500
> From: "MD_Buddy (Buddy Pennington)" <MD_Buddy@KCLIBRARY.ORG>
> I forgot a little tidbit in my tirade.  If you shelve your periodicals
> by
> call number, you can more easily get away with it.  I think that when
> you
> collate journals runs that are arranged by title you run into more
> trouble.
> Shelving American Spirit in the D's is just so counter-intuitive that it
> causes problems.  Call numbers are not intuitive.
> Buddy Pennington
> Document Delivery Librarian
> Kansas City Public Library
> 816-701-3552
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Title Change
> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 10:16:48 -0500
> From: "Radcliff, Joyce" <JRadcliff@TNSTATE.EDU>
> Dear Colleagues,
> This may seem silly, but when you have a periodical title change, would
> you use the former call number or assign a new one.  I'm thinking in
> terms of keeping new and old titles together on the shelf.
> Joyce