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Re: Strange but true Borchert, Carol Ann 10 Oct 2006 19:00 UTC

ROTFL!  So what is the title?

Carol Ann

Carol Ann Borchert, MLS, MA
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University of South Florida Libraries
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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:09:42 -0400
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Subject: Strange but true

This came in on the Slavic librarians listserve and I am forwarding with
permission of the original sender...

Kali R. Collins
Serial Record Division/SCS1
Library of Congress
Washington, DC


Hi, everyone, time for a good laugh (before the catalogers tear their
hair). We had received vyp.1-16 of the above journal (v.16 published in
2003), then along comes 216 (published in 2005), which we only just got.
I figured they had decided to renumber it for some reason, but didn't
know if we were missing any issues, so I decided to email one of the
editors listed on the website. I will reproduce his answer below, but
just in case the new version of slavlibs does not handle Cyrillic, I
will sum up what he said: they got into a fight with the previous
publisher, and now that they are starting afresh with a different
publisher they wanted to mark the break with new numbering that would
still be connected to the old, so they jumped ahead from 16 to 216 and
henceforth will number the issues BACKWARDS until they eventually reach
back to 17 if they live that long.
Issues 215, 214 and 213 are forthcoming.

Angelia Graf
Assistant to the Curator

Slavic and East European Resources
GRAS Collection Development Department
Davis Library, CB#3918
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
tel:  (919) 962-3740
fax: (919) 962-4450