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Change from physical format to online serials

I'm doing a geologic dig on my desk and came across some old serial records taht I had set aside for further thought. They are all serial titles that have stopped being distributed to depositories in print because we have online access, but are still being printed for some subscribers. This problem has been around for a while, but what have other folks done with their print catalog records. Have you "closed them out" and created a 785 pointing to the online record, left them open but added a note about the print not being distributed to depositories libraries, used holdings statements/records to deal with the issue, none of the above?



Discussion started by Mary Jane Walsh , on 16 January 02:37 PM
John Stevenson, Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:06
John Stevenson
When we know that print has ceased or choose to substitute online for tangible formats, we close the holdings and (when available) set holdings on an electronic resource record. That said, Serials Solutions loads have included extra records for the some titles in our catalog.
Kevin McClure, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:19
Kevin McClure
Hi Mary Jane - In the interest of continuity from the print to the online, we do this: Add an 856 field to the print record with a link to the online version, and add an 852 record that says "print distribution ended with issue x; see online version for subsequent issues." This probably stomps on some cataloging rules and best practices, but we think it's easiest for our users. ~ Kevin McClure