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Re: establishing core collection list of periodicals by subject Sheila Hufeld 26 Jan 2005 15:23 UTC

You might start with the series of articles published in Serials Librarian
for v. 39, nos 2-4, 2000-2001, entitled Journals of the Century. The authors
attempted to establish what were considered to be the essential journals in
various different disciplines.

Sheila M. Hufeld
Bibliographic Services
Milner Library
Illinois State University

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark L. Ferguson
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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