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Re: Serial change Skwor, Jeanette (13 Oct 2008 13:40 UTC)

Re: Serial change Skwor, Jeanette 13 Oct 2008 13:40 UTC

Oh what a great question (and one I wish more publishers would ask, not only about frequency changes, but about title changes also)!

My attention is most easily caught by a short, prominent header - in this case "NEW FREQUENCY", "CHANGING TO WEEKLY", etc.  That could be either in a letter, an email,  or a sticky-note type thing on the cover of the issue.  I would also expect my vendor to be notified; they send me such notices regularly.

Hope that's helpful.

Jeanette L. Skwor
Cofrin Library, Serials Dept.
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Hoefel
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 11:37 AM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [SERIALST] Serial change

I had a quick question in regards of a
> serial changing from a daily status to a weekly status. Is there an
> institute standard to announce this change that librarians prefer? If a
> publication is making this change, is there someplace where Serials
> Librarians would expect to find this type of information other
> than the usual public announcement and statement within the
> publication announcing that the change will occur?  Any thoughts
> regarding this would be appreciated. Thanks

                                                       Jason