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Please print out the following exercises and complete as many of them as you can. The purpose of these exercises is to help you determine what areas of serials cataloging you may want to pay particular attention to during the workshop.

Bring the completed exercises and any questions you may have with you to the workshop to facilitate discussion about the examples during the scheduled sessions.

Please also note that information used in these exercises may have been altered to illustrate various points of practice.

1)

Cover: Today's Education

The Journal of the National Education Association

Contents page: The Annual of the National Education Association
1982-83        Volume 71, Number 3
Today's Education
Verso of contents page: Published once a year by ...
(ISSN) 0271-3573

Your library has a subscription to this title starting with this issue. Your library has retained all issues. List the information about your holdings you would expect to enter into a holdings record.

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2) List as many library functions that you can think of that are affected by having holdings recorded in your library system.

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3) the following title is issued annually.

CD-ROM label: Who's Who in Canadian Business
  17th Edition 1997
  ISSN 1209-8299

What is the caption for this issue? ________________________

What is the abbreviation for the caption? ________________________

What is the enumeration for this issue? ________________________

What is the publishing frequency for this title? ________________________

4)

Title page: Trends in
Cognitive
Sciences
 

REFERENCE EDITION

 

Volume 1

 

1997

 

Elsevier Science

Your library only retains the latest 2 years of this title. How do you communicate that information to your users?

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Would you expect the holdings record to contain that information for you? Circle one: Yes No

5)

Title 1: Marriage and divorce statistics
New issue: Marriage, divorce and adoption statistics

When a serial title changes, is a new holdings record required? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

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6)

Title 1: Architectural Review
Volume 17, April 1910
New issue: Architectural Review
New Series, Volume 1, January 1912

Would the appearance of different captions require a new holdings record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

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7)

Title 1: Australian Review of Fiction
Volume 1, number 1 Spring 1957

Your library has scattered holdings for this title. Some of the back volumes are retained on microfilm and others are bound volumes. Your library has just started to receive issues after a 3 year gap. You are about to enter all the holdings for this title into your automated system for the first time.

At what level or levels would your holdings be entered?

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Why?

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