That's one of several reasons we use Serials Solutions as our MARC eSerial record vendor. They do all that normalization work so we just load the records.
Steve Shadle/Serials Access Librarian ***** firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Washington Libraries *** Phone: (206) 685-3983
Seattle, WA 98195-2900 * Fax: (206) 543-0854
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Griffin, Glenda wrote:
> The issue I need to bring up has surely been dealt with before on this list, but I would sincerely appreciate some feedback. I am sure we are all aware that content providers for e-journals often lump a journal title and all the title changes for that journal under one heading (title) rather than providing access to each version of the title along with the corresponding dates of coverage. This can become (IS) a nightmare for catalogers. We provide a link in our catalog for each e-journal record to our alphabetical A-Z journal title list.
> When bringing in a batch of records for a particular journal package, how do other catalogers deal with this issue? Do you go to the trouble to bring in a record for each title change and link it back to the one heading?
> Glenda Griffin
> Serials Catalog Librarian
> Newton Gresham Library
> Sam Houston State University
> Huntsville, Texas 77341-2281
> Phone: 936-294-3589
> Fax: 936-294-3282