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Re: Successive entry/latest entry questions. Lynne Stevens 05 Feb 2004 18:23 UTC

We are on Dynix, which will show "Old Title" and "New Title" entries on the non-MARC record if they are in 780 and 785 fields on the MARC record.  We have trained our patrons to go to the subscription summary screen, though, for title holdings information.  I manually put notes in the copy record which then appear under the summary holdings.  I laughed out loud when I saw your suggestion of a title that needed special attention; a coworker and I were talking about this one yesterday!  So: here's the entry on the summary screen for Atlantic Monthly (1971-1981):

        Title changed from:
           (1857-1932) Atlantic Monthly
           (1932-1971) Atlantic
        Title changed to:
           (1981-1993) Atlantic
           (1993-    ) Atlantic Monthly

I don't bother with months even if it changes in mid-year.

Lynne N. Stevens
Serials Coordinator
Lipscomb Library
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA  24503-1526
434 947-8133
434 947-8134 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 12:29 PM
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