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Re: Question about issn's (Regina Reynolds) Marcia Tuttle 05 Aug 1999 20:35 UTC

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 16:08:08 -0400
From: Regina Reynolds <rrey@LOC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Question about issn's (Julie Preisser)


The ISSN is assigned to a title.  When the title changes a new ISSN is
assigned to the new title.  Therefore the correct start date for any ISSN
is the start date of the title to which is was assigned.  It is
unfortunate that some publishers do not remember to apply for a new ISSN
before the title changes so that they can print the new ISSN on the first
ISSN of the new title but that does not affect the start date for when the
new ISSN is appropriate.

I hope this helps.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have
further questions.

Regina Reynolds
Head, National Serials Data Program
Library of Congress
(202) 707-6379

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 15:16:30 -0400
> From: Julie Preisser <jpreisse@SINCLAIR.EDU>
> Subject: Question about issn's
> I am not a cataloguer!
> My question involves serial title changes where the old issn is continued
> for a while on the new title and then finally gets changed when the
> editors realize what they have done.  Is there any way to tell from the
> oclc record when the issn actually changed on the periodical itself?
> Should an indexer (UMI for example) carry the old issn on citations until
> the issn is changed on the piece, changed in the bib record, or should
> everyone assume that the new issn starts with the new title and go back
> and correct the interim records?
> I am struggling with electronic indexes that (supposedly) link to our
> holdings - and that link via the issn number.
> Thanks very much for help/insight etc.
> Julie Preisser
> Periodicals Librarian
> Sinclair Community College
> 444 West Third Street
> Dayton, OH 45402-1421
> Email:
> Phone: 937-512-3006
> Fax: 937-512-4564

Regina  R. Reynolds                     email:
Head, National Serials Data Program     voice: (202) 707-6379
Library of Congress                     fax    (202) 707-6333
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.           ISSN Web page:
Washington, D.C. 20540-4160