Serials Responsibilities (Kathleen Thorne) Ann Ercelawn 21 Aug 1995 13:03 UTC

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 1995 18:39:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: kathleen thorne <KATHLEEN@SJSUVM1.BITNET>
Subject: RE: Inquiry regarding acceptance of serial gifts (Tom McFarland)

Please, all of you serial folks, especially serials catalogers, I
need your input:

In your library, which of the following things are considered the work of
the serials CATALOGER, which are done by support staff (and is that under
supervision of professional or no?), and which are clerical or student
assistant tasks:
   a) cataloging new periodical titles
   b) cataloging periodical title changes
   c) closing out cessations
   d) closing out cancellations
   e) inventory of periodical holdings (ie, checking shelves)
   f) cleanup of retrocon (splitting out to successive entry old titles
      not yet split)
   g) cleanup of retrocon (titles for which entries in OCLC don't
      exist or records are incomplete or inaccurate or other problems)
   h) union list entry management
   i) adding holdings statements to records
   j) adding subject headings from OCLC records to existing PAC records
      which have none
   k) adding 510 fields from OCLC records to existing PAC records

In addition, are any of you doing any other bibliographic record en-
hancements?  If so, what?  and what level staff is doing it?

I think that's all ... but it's Sunday afternoon, and it's very hot,
and my brain is on overload.  Thanks VERY much for any input you can
all give, especially fairly large libraries.  I owe you all big time.

Kathleen Thorne
Wahlquist Library
San Jose State University, SJ, CA