Re: Discontinued Hard-Copy Versions of Serials Penny Lochner 25 Jul 2007 13:46 UTC

In this case the print format isn't actually ceasing, but if it were,
the answer to the question would vary depending on whether you have
separate catalog records for print and online. In our library we keep
separate records. I usually handle these situations by ceasing the print
and marking it continued by the online. The record then links to the
online. If you have all formats on one record I would assume you would
somehow mark that the print format ceased.

Penny Lochner
Head, Collection Resource Management
Collections, Serials, and Electronic Resources Librarian
Trexler Library Muhlenberg College
2400 W. Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104-5564
voice: 484-664-3561
fax: 484-664-3511

>>> rickand@UNR.EDU 7/24/2007 6:05 PM >>>

It also seems to me that the issue of "publication" is independent of
the format question.  Online publication is still publication by any
meaningful definition of the term, and to call a serial "ceased"
it's no longer published in print (even though issues are still being
published online) strikes me as crazy.

Rick Anderson
Dir. of Resource Acquisition
University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
(775) 682-5664

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Steven C Shadle
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Discontinued Hard-Copy Versions of Serials
> This is a good question that affects what we do with serial
> records.  Personally, my take on it is as long as the
> original publisher is still making print copies available
> (through whatever means), then the print is still being
> 'published'.  Whether or not you can subscribe to it is a
> different story, but there's lots of things that are
> 'published' that we can't subscribe to.
> Steve Shadle/Serials Access Librarian  *****

> University of Washington Libraries      ***     Phone: (206)
> Seattle, WA 98195-2900                   *        Fax: (206)
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, Stephen M. Dingler wrote:
> > We are seeing more notices such as the following (particularly
> > government agencies):
> >
> > "...the fourth quarter will be the final
> hard-copy version
> > of the report will mail.  Beginning with the
> first quarter
> > 2007 report, we will publish the reports online
> only...Printed copies of
> > the reports will be available on request."
> >
> > My understanding of something being published is that it is made
> > available for distribution, but I am not sure whether something
> > available on request means that it is still published.  In the
> > example, a copy made available may be printed from the
> online version.
> >
> > I cannot decide whether to treat a print serial such as the above
> > example as having ceased publication, in which case the
> bibliographic
> > record would be closed up and a new record created for the online
> > version, or to treat it as an inactive title.  Any thoughts
> or advice on
> > this would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> >
> > Stephen Dingler
> > Electronic Resources/Serials Cataloger
> > University of Texas at San Antonio Library
> >