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Re: Successive entry/latest entry questions. Pennington, Buddy D. 05 Feb 2004 17:59 UTC


Here's what we do here at UMKC:

1.  We use successive entry since it's been the cataloging standard since 1978.  When titles change too frequently I think there is an option to put in a title varies note.

2.  Here we shelve our periodicals by title.  We have been discussing classifying our titles, which alleviates the physical arrangement problems posed by title access.

3.  Not exactly.  We use III here and even though the 780 and 785 fields display as links, there is still a lot of confusion with title changes.  A big part is that the MARC record information displays at the bottom of the screen.  Many users do not even scroll down.  We are trying to remedy that by putting in public notes of the title change (essentially copying the 780/785) in the checkin record that display next to our holdings information.  It is just easier to see that way.

Buddy Pennington
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri - Kansas City
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Carmel Yurochko
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 11:29 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Successive entry/latest entry questions.

Thank you in advance to any one who responds to the questions below.

Here at Duquesne University, we are experiencing some problems with
users and some staff saying that our serials titles/holdings in our
online catalog are difficult to read and understand.  They are therefore
having difficulty locating desired serials.  To this end, we are
attempting to find ways to make our serials more "readable".  I would
appreciate some feedback on the following questions.

*       Which standard (successive/latest entry) you are using and why?

*       How is your institution handling a title like Atlantic Monthly
with all of its various title changes?

*       Do your users find your online catalog easy to read?  How have
you accomplished this feat?

I certainly would appreciate getting some input on this situation from
other institutions.
Carmel Yurochko

Carmel Yurochko
Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian
Psychology Dept. Liaison
Duquesne University
The Gumberg Library
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
fax 412.396-5639