ERIC Number: ED217831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Study on the Handling of Serials by ISDS Centres and National Bibliographic Agencies.
Bouffez, Francoise; Grousseaud, Annette
A survey was conducted in July 1977 of 38 Centers of International Serials Data System (ISDS) and of national bibliographic agencies or comparable bodies in the same countries to study the various aspects of the identification and description of standardized bibliographic data by the ISDS and the International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials (ISBD). Nine requests for information were also submitted to countries considering ISDS membership. Analysis of the survey and materials returned with the questionnaires are reported in five chapters: (1) bibliographic information sources available for establishing an ISDS national center and serial control methods, including both primary and secondary sources and an appraisal of bibliographic control by country; (2) establishment of ISDS Centers, reviewing structure, background, and location selection; (3) functioning of the centers in terms of personnel and internal organization; (4) a comparative study of the handling of serials by ISDC centers and national bibliographic agencies (NBA); and (5) objectives of the national centers and roles of the NBA and the ISDS network. Provided are a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations, 12 tables, and 9 annexes (diagrams and charts). (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).