ACM,IEEE,ASME (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 17 Mar 1993 16:10 UTC

This is a second try for a message that apparently did not go out the
first time. -Marcia

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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1993 09:12:01 MST
From: Patricia Frade <LIBPAF@VM.BYU.EDU>

I have a question that I would like imput on.  Here at BYU we have a
standing order for the ACM conference proceedings, IEEE conference
publications, & ASME publications.  As I search these titles on the
utilities (RLIN & OCLC) I find that most of the records are book records.
My question is why - why are these publications being cataloged as books
where they are mostly serials?  These titles have numbering (volume/years)
and usually appear to be annual or biennial.  When I search RLIN & OCLC I
find book records and maybe 1 serial record & I don't understand the
discrepancy.  Even in our library if one of these publications comes
through a different sort or route, it may be cataloged as a book, and then
several issues later it is caught and redone as a serial. Should these
publications really be done as serials, or am I missing something?

Please reply to me, and I will summarize on SERIALST.  Thank you for your

Pat Frade
Serial Cataloger
Brigham Young University

P.S.  Some of these creatures have slightly different titles each time they are
 issued.  Is anyone processing them as title changes or as title varies notes?