August 18, 2004

Serials cataloguing shake-up

Another item that caught my eye in LCCN, this time vol.12 no.10, is the announcement of the availability of the recommendations and conclusions from the CONSER Summit on Serials in the Digital Environment, which was held March 18-19, 2004, in Alexandria, Virginia. These are outlined (in some detail) in the summary on the Summit Website at http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/summit.html. This involved major players from across the serials industry and libraries. There is some fairly radical thinking to make records more useful in the digital environment. This, together with the current turmoil around the future of the ISSN, is going to make for interesting times ahead for serials management.

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