Considering holdings links, standing orders & serials Bible Donna 03 Feb 1998 20:50 UTC

We have recently implemented a serials control module that uses a
predictive check-in system to automatically create MARC holdings
records.  We are considering using these control records for some of our
series/open entries.  What I would like help with is twofold:

1.  Is there a standard that states that MARC holdings records can only
be used for serials?

2.  Has anyone established a good policy to use in determining what
types of items are handled as standing orders (open entries) and what
types should be managed as serials?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might provide.

Donna Bible
Library System Administrator
Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007-2961