Re: Serials Responsibilities (Kathleen Thorne) Ann Ercelawn 31 Aug 1995 20:00 UTC

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 10:26:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: kathleen thorne <KATHLEEN@SJSUVM1.BITNET>
Subject: RE: Serials Responsibilities (Kathleen Thorne)

Thank you to all of you who have answered my request for info about
serials responsibilities; I'm in the process of summarizing it both for
my needs here and for the list, since so many of you have asked for it.

I do have a couple more questions; they've come up because of the replies
you folks have been sending:

a) If your library is very lucky and has someone with serials cataloging
   expertise, what does that serials cataloger do?  (If that person is not
   cataloging serials, I need to know that, too)

b) If much of your cataloging is done by Library Assistants, are they
   under the supervision (either directly or indirectly of the serials

c) If you have a serials cataloger, who is the ultimate authority on what
   goes in the serials records, who is responsible for the ultimate
   integrity of the periodical bibliographic records in your library?

My thanks again; yet again, weird things are happening in this corner of
california (we're supposed to be different, but NOT weird!)

                        --Kathleen Thorne
                          San jose state univ. library