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Definition of serialist (Sylvia Martin) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 24 Aug 1999 21:40 UTC

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 15:48:11 -0600
From: Sylvia Martin <Martin@LIBRARY.VANDERBILT.EDU>
Subject: definition

I see the word "serialist" used more and more often, and yet this
word is not defined in most dictionaries.  The one definition that I
did find describes it as a noun, meaning a writer of serials or a
composer of serial music.  However, it seems to have taken on a much
broader scope in its current usage, and is being applied to anyone
involved in the serials network - librarians, vendors, binders, etc.

Is this a real word?  What is its origin?  Did its  current usage
come into being along with NASIG?  What is your interpretation of the

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have some ideas on
any or all of the above questions.  Please respond directly to me,
and I will summarize for the "serialists" on the list.

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