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LAPT Table of Contents BMACLENN@UVMVM.BITNET 06 Dec 1991 02:13 UTC

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Date:         Thu, 5 Dec 1991 15:54:37 CST

In answer to Birdie MacLennan's request for responses:

I must admit that I welcomed the posting of LAPT's tables of contents
simply as a current awareness service and did not consider such a posting
as advertising for the journal itself.  Although I cannot yet comment
concretely on the efficacy of the idea of a multi-subject current citation
service that she also threw out for our general cogitation and reaction,
I did want Birdie and others on SERIALST to know at this juncture what my
viewpoint was -- and still is -- on the LAPT/TOC issue.

E. Gaele Gillespie/Asst. Head, Serials    Univ. of Kansas Libraries
(913)864-3535  e-mail: GGILLESP@UKANVM    Lawrence, KS   66045-2800

Ed. Notes:

Readers of ACQNET, I think, are weary of this topic by now.  Christian
Boissonnas, editor of ACQNET, summed things up nicely on that forum by
noting that ACQNET would welcome Tables of Contents from any journal --
LAPT just happened to be the first.

I've also had word that ALCTS Network News will eventually be publishing
TOC's from Library Resources & Technical Services.  SO, it appears
that others also view this as a tool for current awareness.

Personally, I still like the idea of a multi-journal current awareness
service related to serials-only (at least for the purpose of SERIALST)
-- but pending a provider of such a service, SERIALST would welcome
individual TOC listings, as they pertain to serials, from anyone who
wishes to send them to us.   -- Birdie