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Re: Title change? Carol Morse 18 May 2004 18:41 UTC

I agree with this, but can do nothing since I don't have the authority.
Carol Morse


Walla Walla College Library
Periodicals Dept.
104 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA  99324-1159

Carol Morse
Serials Librarian
509) 527-2684; fax 509) 527-2001

>>> RGildem550@AOL.COM 5/18/2004 10:54:09 AM >>>
Carol and Steve,

Since the masthead title and the ISSN have remained stable, if I were
CONSER cataloger I would be very inclined to merge the existing
records.  Somehow
the publisher's intent is to keep the title together.

CCM 16.2.5: " ... When working retrospectively, if it is evident from
multiple issues that one source (e.g., the caption) has a stable title
and that the
title on a more preferred source (e.g., the cover) changes, choose the
with the stable title to avert the need for a successive record."

However, I would check the other records to see if the ISSN has been
cancelled, and whether the records involved have been authenticated. Is
so, I might be
inclined to create/use a new record. However, the history of the cover
lead me to believe that the cover title would be unstable
resulting constantly in new records.  Cataloger's judgment, right?  I
think I would
still want to merge them.

Rick Gildemeister