Periodicals department, Other Management

PERIODICALS DEPARTMENT:

Since periodical publications are now a major information disseminating media, the work of the Periodical Publications Section assumes great magnitude and importance in libraries of universities, research institutions and other learned bodies. They, however, form one of the "sources of  perplexity"  in  library work.  "Their  vagaries may transcend all imagination arid anticipation. It looks as if nothing relating to a periodical publication can escape the  sport of caprice-publishing society, name, periodicity, format, pagination, excrescential attachments to all  story volumes and, last but not the least, the  span of the lives and resurrection", says Ranganathan. In other words, the kinds of complexities pertain to - irregularity in volume - number, irregularity in publication, change of  title and sponsor, amalgamation, splitting, supplement, etc. For details regarding  each,  the reader is referred to Ranganathan's Classified Catalogue Code. These vagaries not only create problems to the cataloguer but also break the back of the Periodical Section which is entrusted with the task of acquiring periodicals. In addition, if the non-receipt of a particular issue is not brought to the notice of the publisher, the chances of the library getting it later are rather slim.

A brief description of different types  of periodicals and sources of information helpful in building a periodical collection are discussed in Units 5 and 6 respectively.  

Posted Date: 10/25/2012 8:25:43 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Periodicals department, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Periodicals department, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Periodicals department Discussions

Write discussion on Periodicals department
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Definition: A periodical is defined as "a publication issued in successive parts usually at regular intervals and as a rule intended to be continued indefinitely" by A.L.A. Gl

LIBRARY CATALOGUE AND THE FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE The Five Laws. of Library Science are a set of basic guiding principles for designing and operating a library or a libr

Definition   Allen Kent provides a description of some of the concepts associated with the resource sharing activity in the following terms:   Resource sharing in libraries is

Centralised Processing By "processing" we mean technical operations that are necessary to prepare library materials for access and use. So, centralized processing would mean u

Advantages The machine-readable catalogue performs, all the functions of a library catalogue with greater efficiency and speed than any other form. We shall spell out theseadva

Question 1: What are the challenges that managers face in implementing successful change? - challenges that managers face in implementing successful change Question 2:

QUESTION 1 A core concept in implementing TQM is Deming's 14 points, a set of management practices to help companies increase their quality and productivity. List 7 points and

Question 1 Discuss the stages of CRM implementation Question 2 Discuss CRM vendors in brief Question 3 The aim of BPR is to redesign and change the existing practices or

Relation to other Terminologies in Library Science: Classification is a vital discipline in the field of library and information science and pervadesall the other sub-fields o

The simplest transporting devices are wheel barrows and hand trucks. These are still in use in number of small industries all over the country. Figure (a) shows a ha