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Re: Title change question Glasson, Patricia A (04 Dec 2007 14:31 UTC)

Re: Title change question Glasson, Patricia A 04 Dec 2007 14:31 UTC

In general I think it's better to shelve by the new title and put a
dummy on the shelf at the end of the old title as a pointer. It gets too
complicated if you try to keep old and new (and newer and newest, etc.)
titles together on the shelves, and then there are split titles and
merged titles to consider, too.

Some people will no doubt prefer to have them shelved together, but many
users will just have in hand a citation with a journal title and will
have no idea what old title was. You could put dummies where the new
titles would shelve to direct those users to the old title, but I think
it's easier for both users and library staff to do it the other way
around. Just my 2 cents!

Patty Glasson
Serials Cataloging Specialist
Purdue University

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Weaver, Robert L. S.
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 8:54 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Title change question

Hello all,

I'm trying to decide which of two practices will work better for our
patrons. Our print periodicals are arranged alpha by title. There are a
number of titles in our print collection that have a some point
undergone a title change; not just a change in wording, but a completely
new title. In such cases, is it better to file the issues under the new
title separate from the old, or to keep the old & new together on the
stack where the old title is, with a pointer (such as a book dummy with
label) where the new title should be?  Thanks in advance for your
opinions & advice.

Best Regards,

Robert Weaver

Serials Librarian

Liberty University