by Graham Stone (Library Electronic Resources Manager, University of Huddersfield) email@example.com
Introduction Ten years ago, UKSG1 published the Serials Management Handbook,2 edited by UKSG’s present chair Tony Kidd and Lyndsay Rees-Jones. The publication provided an overview of best practice in the area of serials management.
In 2005, UKSG was approached to publish a second edition. However, the committee felt that even after five years, the world of serials management had moved on, as had the remit of UKSG. The original book touched on electronic developments, but acknowledged that the majority of serials information was delivered to libraries via print. The remit of the UKSG is to:
- facilitate community integration, networking, discussion, and exchange of ideas
- improve members’ knowledge of the scholarly information sector and support skills development
- stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage innovation, and promote standards for good practice
- disseminate news, information and publications, and raise awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector.
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