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Re: establishing core collection list of periodicals by subject Pennington, Buddy D. 26 Jan 2005 15:07 UTC


I would first ask the faculty in the various departments to submit their
core lists to you.

Serials Librarian recently did a "Journals of the Century" survey that
looked at core titles in various subject areas.  Per the usual with
Haworth, the articles were collected into a monograph:

Title   Journals of the century / Tony Stankus, editor.
Published       New York : Haworth Information Press, c2002.

You can also do some database searching in various subject databases.
Some of the subject specific journals will sometimes publish articles on
the most important or most cited journals in that profession.

If you have access to the ISI Journal Citation Reports, those can also
be used to determine the most heavily cited titles in subjects.

Buddy Pennington
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
UMKC - University Libraries
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Kansas City, MO  64110
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark L. Ferguson
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:45 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] establishing core collection list of periodicals by

Dear Serials listers:

Our library is embarking on an effort to establish a core collection
list of periodicals for each academic department.  These would be titles
that each academic department determines are essential to its standing
as a legitimate academic program.  I was wondering if there are other
libraries out there who have already done this and if so what resources
you drew upon to compile such lists.  Katz, Magazine for libraries would
be an obvious source, but are there others?  Is there anyone out there
who has done this and would be willing to share those core collection
lists with others?

This kind of information could be very useful, I would imagine, to a
number of libraries, and I could use all the help I can get in
undertaking this task.  You may want to direct your response to the
listserv rather than just to me for any other interested parties out
there listening.

Mark Ferguson, Periodicals Librarian, College of Saint Elizabeth