Food Ingredients & Analysis International Wen-Ying Lu 15 Oct 2002 23:55 UTC

Hi, everyone,

Would you help to figure out how to catalog the title "Food Ingredients &
Analysis International," which has been "delivered together" (in publisher's
term) with the title "Ingredients, Health & Nutrition" in one publication?

As mentioned in Derrik Hiatt's 7/15/02 message to the SERIALST, "The two
publications are back-to-back; the front cover of one is the back cover of the
other, each is upside-down in relation to the other, and they meet in the
middle.  It's similar to having a bilingual publication where the English is on
one side and the French is on the other; but at least in a case like that, both
versions usually carry the same volume numbering.  On this one, 'Food
Ingredients & Analysis' is vol.24 and 'Ingredients, Health, & Nutrition' is

So, the publisher decided to merge the 2 publications physically into a
bi-monthly publication, retaining one title and its vol. numbering on one half
of the publication and the other title and its numbering on the other half.
Does this count as a title change?  If yes, should this newly-"merged"
publication be cataloged on a single record or separate records?  Perhaps new
records are not needed and we just need to add notes and links in the existing
records (OCLC#39609018, #28598886).  I haven't been able to find rules to
justify any of the cataloging options.  I may be missing something.  If any of
you would give me a direction, I'll greatly appreciate it.

Of course, as mentioned in Derrik's message, there are other issues to
consider, i.e., checkin, shelving, binding, holdings.  And we don't know if
the publisher is going to ask us to pay for the title to which we don't
actually subscribe.  At any rate, I figure if the cataloging part can be
solved, we will be one step closer to solving the other problems.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Wen-ying Lu  (Although "Lu" is my last name, I am perfectly comfortable if you
just call me Lu.)
Catalog Librarian and Linguistics Bibliographer
100 Library
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
Tel. 517-432-9120
FAX: 517-353-8969