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Publication pattern - Consumer Guide (Joanna Tousley-Escalante) ANN ERCELAWN 21 Oct 1993 21:49 UTC

Date: 21 Oct 1993 16:04:19 -0500
From: Joanna Tousley-Escalante <joanna@CCWF.CC.UTEXAS.EDU>
Subject: Publication pattern - Consumer Guide

We are still in the midst of bringing up the Serials Module on our Dynix
system.  We've stubbed our toe on how to handle the publication pattern
for "Consumer Guide".  I think that somehow we need a record for what we
subcribe to - that is Consumer Guide.  However, there is not really a
thing that comes every month (week?) that is simply Consumer Guide.  It
comes as it's many sub-series and special issues.  There appears to be no
running number at any level that identifies each issue as the next
expected number for Consumer Guide.

We have also, long before this era of having an online serials control
system, cataloged many of the individual titles as such - New Car Guide,
Used Car Guides, etc.  The public service staff like very much having the
separate titles entered as separate titles for search and retrieval
purposes.  It's almost like subscribing to a small collection of serials
by subscribing to one mega title.

Have others of you on any serials system been able to define a workable
solution that fits all of the questions for this title?  a.) serials
checkin, b.) serials invoicing, c.) serials subscription and renewals, and
the final question of c.) serials cataloging?  Can we have one solution
for all the component parts?  Should we keep a kardex handy?

You can answer me at my personal address listed below.  Thanks to you all
for your support and dialogue on SERIALST!

                                     Joanna Tousley-Escalante
                                     Austin Community College
                                     fax:       512/483-7773