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Reminder: Worst serial title change nominations Selina Lin 27 Mar 1998 20:11 UTC

Dear colleagues,

  This is a friendly reminder from your ALCTS-SS WSTCY Award
Committee that the deadline for this year's nominations is fast approaching
(May 15). Please send your favorite (or otherwise) title changes to us,
using the attached nomination form. You can send to me via e-mail or snail
mail following instructions below.

        Worst Serial Title Change of the Year Award Nomination


1. A frivolous title change for NO APPARENT REASON, and producing no

2. The unnecessary change of an old, respected title;

3. Repeated changes, the latest being no better than any earlier ones;

4. "Snake in the Grass," or "Et tu, Brute?" category of LIBRARY publications;

5. The title change must have occurred during 1997 to be considered.

Please supply complete citations for the change, including title, number
and/or date of the last issue with old title, number and/or date for the
new title, and the offending publisher's name and address.  Photocopies of
relevant pages or cataloging printouts are useful as verification,
including historic title changes of titles changing often over time.

Please use the following form for each nomination.


  I nominate the following publication for the 1997/98 awards:

  Current title:

  Former title:

  Suggested award name: (Et tu, Brute?" etc., or your own award title)

  Other related information

Please include a photocopy of the title pages and/or other relevant pages,
and a printout of the bibliographic record, if possible.

Your name:

Library Address:

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 1998.
Please send your nominations (one form for each title) to:

Selina Lin, chair, Worst Serial Title Change of the Year Award Committee
Serials Dept., University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
FAX: 319-335-5900
E-mail: selina-lin@uiowa.ed