Saturday, April 12, 2008

Consider J733 Serials as a replacement for J729 Academic Libraries

I know that many of you have been disappointed that J729 was taken off the Fall schedule and was replaced with J733 Serials. As I teach both courses, I'd like to encourage those of you who would have taken Academic Libraries to take the Serials course instead.

The refereed journal article is the chief medium for distributing scientific and other scholarly information. The world is changing, both in how journals are made available and how scholars interact with each other in the online environment. It is for that reason that I have made a request to the Curriculum Committee to consider a change to the title of the course to Serials and Scholarly Communication. Anyone who will provide information services in the academic or research environment should understand how scholars communicate their findings and the role of the library in that process.

For more "advisement" information about this and other classes in technical services, go to

Feel free to email me at or call me at (803) 695-2814 if you want to discuss how these courses might fit into your program of study.

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