This book, first published in 1989, is a comprehensive look at PaULS, the Pennsylvania Union List of Serials. The editors, both of whom have extensive experience with online union listing, have collected the previously published articles recording the development and implementation of PaULS; compiled new articles representing updated perspectives; provided the PaULS procedure manual; and included an annotated bibliography of literature about online union listing. Contributors to this fascinating volume describe extensive union listing activities of West Virginia University, a special library, Calgon Corporation, and a regional consortia, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.
This exciting book helps all types of libraries to understand and implement the new USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations--the newest member of the MARC format family--with the goal of making resource sharing of serials easier. Innovative librarians on the cutting edge of technical services and automation offer information on the development of the format, the significant impact it has already had on libraries, as well as discussions about how difficult issues of interpretation have been handled. The contributors to this invaluable volume draw upon their firsthand experience with the use of the format, the NISO standards, and the SISAC code to provide other professionals with an introduction to the format and information on how other institutions approached the application of the format to their particular situations.