remote access electronic serials
CONSER Cataloging Manual, Module 31, for more detailed information and
document focuses on the cataloging of remote access serials –
serials that are available electronically via the Internet. It covers
both serials that have print counterparts (whether made available online
retrospectively or concurrently with print) and those that are published
in electronic form only.
General criteria for inclusion of electronic
journals in the library catalog
Library currently provides patrons with 3 different routes of access
to electronic serials:
1 - the
2 - the
3 - SFX
Finder & Find it@PUL)
a considerable overlap among these three, but none represents by itself
the Library's complete holdings at this time. This document addresses
the Voyager side of e-serial cataloging only.
Cataloging and maintenance of e-serials in Voyager usually requires
corresponding work to provide access via one or both of the other two
are two basic ways of cataloging e-serials:
(note, link,& holdings) about an electronic
serial is attached to a record for the corresponding print version.
full separate cataloging:
catalog record is created that specifically describes the electronic
on when and how to apply option 1, see: Single-Record
Approach for E-Journals
of this document covers option 2.
fields, etc. specific to e-journal cataloging:
||Add an 007
with these values filled in. It is not necessary to complete other fields.
||Add an 008
with these values filled in.
item: s (electronic) – unless e-version is clearly a retrospective
Form of item: s (electronic)
a print version ISSN is known, use:
022 |y [print version ISSN]
If an ISSN
specific to the e-version is available, use:
022 |a [e-version ISSN] |y [print version ISSN]
exists also in print, record should include all of these fields,
||130 0 [Title]
530 Also issued in a print version.
776 1 |t [Title] |x [print version ISSN]
begins with first piece that exists of title:
362 0 ...
362 1 Coverage as of [date]: ...
this note, can be combined with "Description based on ..." note
from ... (viewed [date]).
538 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
538 System requirements: ...
if the requirements are unusual
of a project, add access point and justification for the access point.
500 and 730
||856 40 |u
|b elf1 |h Electronic Resource
|a [electronic coverage information]
example: 866 _0 |a Vol. 38, no. 2 (Apr. 1997)+