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Re: Strange but true Renette Davis (10 Oct 2006 20:58 UTC)

Re: Strange but true Renette Davis 10 Oct 2006 20:58 UTC

The title is: Metafizicheskie issledovaniia. I have seen many strange
things in serials publishing over the years, but I think this beats them all!

Renette Davis
Head, Serials & Digital Resources Cataloging
University of Chicago Library

At 02:00 PM 10/10/2006, you wrote:
>ROTFL!  So what is the title?
>Carol Ann
>Carol Ann Borchert, MLS, MA
>Coordinator for Serials
>University of South Florida Libraries
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>Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:09:42 -0400
>From: Kali  Collins <>
>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