An overview of the research topics and trends that have appeared over the last five years, Serials Cataloging at the Turn of the Century doesn’t just tell you that there has been a lot of change--that the information environment is something of a chameleon, always beguiling and slipping out of grasp. Instead, it gives you the plain facts on the specific challenges serials catalogers have been facing and how they’re meeting adversity head-on, ready to gain the advantage in the rumble with proliferating information and formats. Comprehensive, resource-packed, and easy-to-digest, Serials Cataloging at the Turn of the Century examines how developments in automation and national standards have broadened the role of the serials cataloger, how an integrated format can lessen the problem with duplicate records in computerized bibliographic utilities, and how CONSER has utilized new technology to facilitate access to serials information. It gives you strategies and cautions that will be useful to your cataloging unit as it prepares for an electronic resources cataloging venture, advice on how to develop an electronic communications network, and important information on: accessing bibliographic information in European online catalogs practical issues and concerns surrounding the cataloging of Internet materials the need for a comprehensive guidebook for cataloging serials that are published in all types of audiovisual formats Canada’s largest information systems management outsourcing company the multiple-version problem of serials nontraditional resources for bibliographic information the consolidation of the CONSER program and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging making the technological infrastructure of a business successful at cataloging and processing items changes in a serial unit’s work flow when a library migrates to an integrated library system Whether you want information on workstation-based cataloging tools, staffing an outsourcing company, ISSN Sweden, resources on AACR2 serials cataloging, or the bibliographic control of serials in special libraries, Serials Cataloging at the Turn of the Century has it all! In fact, it sorts out all the information--neatly and precisely--so that you won’t have to bumble along in confusion, wondering how to navigate through the sea of information, cataloging programs and techniques, and user formats.