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Re: Publication Patterns Smith2, Kelly (30 Nov 2007 13:33 UTC)

Re: Publication Patterns Smith2, Kelly 30 Nov 2007 13:33 UTC


Have you taken the "Evolution in Acq/Serials" webcast? (Go to  and look under "Training

I took this training session when it was still owned by Endeavor, but
I'm assuming the training materials are the same.  You can learn how to
create a new complex publication pattern and it's really the only way to
go for some titles.  These training sessions can be a bit pricey, but
it's worth the money.

In terms of actually determining the pattern if it's not outlined in the
serial, the only way I know how to do it is to look at the history.

Does that help?


Kelly A. Smith
Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian
Eastern Kentucky University

-----Original Message-----

Date:    Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:36:54 +1030
From:    Debra Zott <Debbi.Zott@FLINDERS.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Publication Patterns

Thank you Joshua. This is interesting, although I am actually concerned
with the simple and complex publication patterns in the Voyager serials


Debra Zott
Subscriptions Librarian
Flinders University
Ph: (08) 8201 5217

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Joshua Barton
Sent: Friday, 30 November 2007 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Publication Patterns


If you're referring to publication patterns in MARC Holdings format, the
CONSER Publication Pattern Initiative has a website that lists the
encoding for several likely and unlikely patterns. It is here:

If the pattern you hope to capture isn't listed, you might still be able
to figure out how to do it by looking at how some of the others have
been done.

Hope this helps.

Joshua Barton, MSI
Serials Cataloging Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
East Lansing, MI

On Nov 28, 2007 6:55 PM, Debra Zott <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Does anyone know of an online tool for helping to determine
> publication patterns when they are not straightforward?
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Deb
> Debra Zott
> Subscriptions Librarian
> Flinders University
> Ph: (08) 8201 5217