Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Serials Section 1988-89 Annual Report

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Serials Section 1988-89 Annual Report

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Serials Section 1988-89 Annual Report

The Serials Section during the year 1988-89 devoted its energies to continuing committee activities, to holding programs and meetings relating to serials activities, and to coping with matters near to serials librarians' hearts: serials pricing, multiple versions, and the like.

The Executive Committee continued its review of section committees. The review of the Worst Serial Title Change of the Year Award Committee was completed. A new charge for the committee was developed, widening the scope of the award to include noteworthy changes other than to title. As well, a new charge was approved for the Committee on Serial Standards.

This year's winner of the Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award was John Merriman. The award was given in recognition of his efforts to improve the understanding of the components of the serials chain and of the organizing role he has played in establishing the United Kingdom Serials Group and the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.

The Serials Section program presented at the Dallas Annual Conference was entitled "The Electronic Journal: The Future of Information Access. " Nearly 200 people attended to hear Edward Kurdyla, director of OCLC'S Electronic Publishing and Information Delivery Division, and Douglas White of the School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. …

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