Re: Electronic Serials - Title change Regina Reynolds 24 Aug 2007 20:43 UTC

Can you provide examples of publishers that you feel are following a style
that could be recommended to other publishers?

An interesting model that might be considered is Project Transfer, a
project that "invites publishers to sign up to a Code of
Practice which aims to improve the procedures and policies surrounding the
transfer of journals between publishers. The Code has been drafted with
extensive help from many of the major international publishing houses and
has already been applauded as an excellent step forward by the
contributing library community."

Development of a "Code of Practice" seems a more formal and stringent
approach than a set of "best practices" and might not be warranted in this
case. However, it is a demonstration of publishers and librarians working
together for improved access and understanding.

The project's website is:


On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Dana Thomas wrote:

> Yes please! A best practices or standard for this would be most welcome.
>  I for one like the style that several publishers are following --
> separating the content for former and current titiles, and providing
> links between them.
> Dana Thomas
> Digital Support Librarian
> Ryerson University
> Phone: 416.979.5000 Ext. #4982
> Email:
> >>> rrey@LOC.GOV 24/08/2007 7:14:46 am >>>
> Staff and myself at the National Serials Data Program (the U.S. ISSN
> center) are trying to educate publishers and those providers we work
> with about the problem of access to former titles.  It's something of
> an
> uphill battle, I agree.  Pointing out that separate ISSN have been
> assigned (or will be assigned) to the former titles, and citations to
> articles published under the former titles are under the former titles
> has
> helped some publishers understand the problem and list former titles
> and
> ISSN separately. Just this week we have been communicating about this
> problem to a major society publisher.
> I could envision an ALA committee developing a "best practices"
> document
> to disseminate to publishers and other providers.  Perhaps there are
> other
> mechanisms that could be used to demonstrate in a unified and
> consistent
> manner how libraries would like former titles to be handled.
> Regina Reynolds
> Head, National Serials Data Program
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Cynthia Koman wrote:
> > Please excuse cross-postings.
> >
> > *-----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am wondering if anyone else is has noticed that the electronic
> version of title changes are not listed separately on publisher's
> websites?  I have noticed on several publisher's websites (Blackwell,
> Springer, etc.) that title changes show up under the most recent title
> of that serial, so that the previous title is buried and is not listed
> separately.  Does anyone know why the titles are being clumped together
> and not being listed separately?  This is becoming an increasing issue
> because as we link to our e-journal collection from our e-journal list.
> >
> > If you have noticed this - how are you handling it?
> >
> > Any information anyone can provide would be helpful.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cindy
> >
> > Cynthia L. Koman
> > Serials Librarian
> > Schaffer Library of Health Sciences
> > Albany Medical College
> > email:
> > phone:  518-262-6058
> >
> >
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Regina 	R. Reynolds                     email:
Head, National Serials Data Program     voice: (202) 707-6379
Library of Congress                     fax    (202) 707-6333
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.           ISSN Web page:
Washington, D.C. 20540-4160