At a glance
* A new Web service that provides information about serial publications' history, variant editions, and current metadata
* Offers machine-ready XML service, for easy integration into library applications
* A human-ready demonstration interface known as Title History available at no charge
* Included at no extra charge in OCLC cataloging subscriptions
From Karen S-Y (RLG):
"Tracking serial title changes outside the MARC record. Serial title changes can be challenging, and it can be difficult to parse all of them from what's in MARC records. OCLC recently introduced a new xISSN Web service, and it includes a neat Title History tool. (Lorcan Dempsey blogged about it at http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/001664.html - he includes one of the examples in the Title History visualization tool, the one for 0888-5885, the Industrial and engineering chemical research.) My favorite of the examples is the one for Journal of the Chemical Society, 0368-1769 which I thought demonstrates just how complicated title histories can be!"