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Re: Strange but true Renette Davis (12 Oct 2006 16:10 UTC)

Re: Strange but true Renette Davis 12 Oct 2006 16:10 UTC

I was hoping someone else would have a good answer to this, but I haven't
seen anything on the list, so here's what we did. Our serials acquisition
person put a note in the record (Metafizicheskie issledovaniia) for the
checkin people that says:

After vol.16, there was apparently a falling out between people involved in
publishing. As a result, no.216 will be the next pub'd volume, after which
point the publisher will be numbering this journal BACKWARDS from 216.

I then added:

When v. 216 is rec'd send to Serials Cataloging to add note to bib record.

Hopefully by the time we get our volume, one of you will already have
figured out a good note to put in the OCLC record. If not, we'll try to
come up with something. I noticed this is a CONSER record, so if one of you
non-CONSER folks comes up with a good idea for a note, I'll be glad to put
it in the record after we get our volume.

I have no idea how we'll handle prediction for this!


At 01:10 PM 10/11/2006, you wrote:
>How are people editing or planning to edit the bib &/or holdings records
>in this Kafkaesque situation?
>Rich Crank
>Serial Records Team Leader, Acquisitions/Serials Dept.
>University of Kansas Libraries
>(785) 864-8944
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>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
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>Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:34 PM
>Subject: [SERIALST] Strange but true
>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