Print copies of electronic serial issues Cheryl L. Conway 14 Oct 2009 13:51 UTC

Recently, at the University of Arkansas Libraries, we started the practice of printing copies (permission given by publisher) of some electronic  issues.  This is done for archival purposes as we fear the resource may disappear or be updated into a newer version.  These titles are state or university publications.

Because the original is an electronic continuing resource, the cataloging record is the electronic version record. Many times we create an original bibliographic record in OCLC.

I am curious to know if other libraries follow this practice.  And, if so, what cataloging practices are followed, if any.  Or is the print copy simply noted as a copy in the local catalog?  Or do you add a local holdings record for the archival copy in the OCLC union list and attach to the electronic continuing resource?

Thanks in advance,


Cheryl L. Conway
Head, Technical Services
Room 214-C
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
phone:  479-575-4812
fax:    479-575-4817