Recently we received a flash drive that came on our subscription to the
Journal of Great Lakes Research. The flash drive contains two pdf
files, one for the abstracts and one for the program of the 51st annual
Conference on Great Lakes Research in May 2008. A half-sheet of paper
accompanying the flash drive said that this was a "green initiative" to
reduce paper at the annual conference. Up until now, the program and
abstracts have been published in paper. In the recent past, we have
cataloged the program as a serial and the abstracts as another serial.
We think we will be keeping the flash drive and housing it in our media
collection with other kinds of accompanying software. Has anyone ever
cataloged a flash drive, or do you have any suggestions for how to do
it? As an alternative, someone suggested we could print off the PDFs
and catalog and bind them. What would you do?
Thanks for any advice!
Lori Osmus Kappmeyer
Head, Cataloging & Metadata Department
Iowa State University Library
Ames, IA 50011