We also received this flash drive.
After consulting with the subject selector, we printed the files, had them
bound (pamphlet binding) in-house in our Preservation Department, and added
them to the print record.
There was some discussion about this on the Serials list a couple of months
ago, when the flash drives first starting arriving in various libraries.
Marie Peterson, M.L.S.
Technical Services Associate
134 Lockwood Library
SUNY University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2210
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Kappmeyer, Lori O [LIB]
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 2:45 PM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [SERIALST] Cataloging a flash drive
> 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