What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization
"As journals are increasingly accessed in digitized form, many libraries have grown interested in de-accessioning little-used print originals; but desires to repurpose space often come into conflict with concerns about preservation. "What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization" analyzes which types of journals can be withdrawn responsibly today and how that set of materials can be expanded to allow libraries the maximum possible flexibility and savings in the future."
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
At a glance
* Makes your library's electronic serials collection more visible and increases its usage since the service makes it easier for library users and staff to find and use the full-text electronic serials in your library collection.
* Keeps your electronic serials holdings up to date in WorldCat in a cost-effective, simple and efficient way.
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!"
"The Program for Cooperative Cataloging is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world."