Functions of a serials control system, Management Information Sys

Functions of a Serials Control System 

The following are the functions to be covered by a serials control system: 

  1. Management Information 
  2. Selection for purchases 
  3. Ordering (including renewals and subscriptions) 
  4. Receiving issues and claiming for issues not 'received 
  5. Recording current holdings and allowing access to such lists 
  6. Circulation of issues and borrowing. 
  7. Binding 

In order to perform the above functions, the serials control system must have a number of core databases. The entire system depends on the master records of database. The database contains master serial records, which may be held in a series of linked files. Each record in a serials system includes: 

  1. Cataloguing data (That is to say that the records may be MARC based or in any other simple format); 
  2. Ordering data including renewal dates, and addresses of publishers, codes for vendors and costs; 
  3. Receiving data such as frequency of publication, irregularies, claiming criteria; 
  4. Binding data such as colour and style of binding, number of issues per binding volume and type of binding; 
  5. Holdings data that is the number of volumes available in the library, etc; and 
  6. Circulation data that is the names and addresses of locations for circulation. 

Availability of such data may form the basis of a set of lists to aid the control of the various functions.  

Posted Date: 10/25/2012 3:48:10 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Functions of a serials control system, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Functions of a serials control system, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Functions of a serials control system Discussions

Write discussion on Functions of a serials control system
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Hello are there experts that can help me with my MIS projects. they are access and excel projects..

Problem 1: a) What do you understand by the term "Interactivity"? b) What is meant by the terms Multimedia and Hypermedia? c) Explain what is a ‘Storyboard' and why is

What does "representative technology based product" mean?

with examples and illustrations, discuss the application of management information systems in the public sector with emphasis on electronic governance

Wayne Shurts had no experience overseeing IT operations in emerging markets when Cadbury CEO Todd Stitzer appointed him global CIO the summer of 2009. The geographic parameters of

A bank is building an SMS to Web system whereby their registered customers would be able to query their savings and load balance by just sending an SMS , anywhere and anytime. The

Current Lists: Current books - those that are published during the year - represent the majority of materials usually acquired by most libraries, although it may not always be

1. Using a range of sources, concisely outline the key recommendations in the literature on implementing change interventions within the OD approach. Reference your sources thoroug

Question : i) What is Business Process Reengineering and describe its relevance to an organization. ii) What are Net marketplaces and explain how do they operate iii) Wha