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Combined Union List of Marine and Aquatic Serials

SEARCH the Combined Union List by journal title or library (list of participating libraries)

BROWSE the alphabetical list below:
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Listado Unido de Publicaciones Periodicas
Latin American Union List of Marine and Aquatic Serials

SEARCH the Latin American Union List by journal title or library.

BROWSE the alphabetical list below:
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African Union List of Marine and Aquatic Serials
SEARCH the African Union List by journal title or library.

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ODINECET Journals Catalogue (European Countries in Economic Transition) a joint initiative of EURASLIC/ODINECET


Participant Libraries Area - add and manage your library holdings.

Libraries wishing to participate by adding their holdings to the Union List will need to request authorization for access to this capability.


Statement of Purpose

The Union List of Marine and Aquatic Serials is a volunteer project to facilitate interlibrary loan programs among marine science libraries by providing a list of which libraries own specific journals. The journals themselves are not available here, only the names of libraries who own them. Libraries who are interested in joining the union list project should contact Steve Watkins or Barbara Butler at the address below.

The Union List is NOT a document delivery service for individuals who are seeking to obtain copies of articles; individuals should contact the interlibrary loan office in their institution's library.


Background

In 1992, the Cyamus Regional Group of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Sciences Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) created a union list of serials that subsequently expanded to include a number of other libraries. Records in that list were accepted in any text file format and indexed using software from Excalibur Corp. that enabled sophisticated fuzzy matching retrieval, but was cumbersome to connect to and navigate. That database was taken out of service several years ago.

At the Spring 1997 Cyamus Workshop in La Paz, it was decided that a two-pronged approach should be tried to revive the union list. Those libraries who could readily produce a text file of their serial holdings, with the serial title as the first element of each record, could submit such files to Joe Wible at Hopkins Marine Station for inclusion in the searchable version of the union list. Those libraries who could not supply their lists in that format could use this site to enter their holdings for titles in their collections, to be combined later in a single searchable index to records in both formats.

In summer of 2000, the platform supporting the Union List was upgraded to enable better management of records by participating libraries. It no longer relies on static HTML pages for each journal title. Libraries who are interested in joining the union list project should contact Steve Watkins at the address below. Z39.50 access to the union list has been incorporated into the IAMSLIC Z39.50 Distributed Library project hosted by California State University, Monterey Bay.

The list of serials contained here was derived from the list of source journals for Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts as a starting point. Libraries may also submit additional serial titles to be added to the database, along with their holdings data. In this fashion, it is hoped that a more comprehensive listing of marine and aquatic sciences serials will develop, along with information on owning libraries and their lending practices.

Please send comments or feedback to Steve Watkins at California State University, Monterey Bay.


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