Series: Strategies and Tools for the Digital Library

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Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books by Denise Troll Covey
Building and Sustaining Digital Collections : Models for Libraries and Museums by Council on Library and Information Resources
Building Sustainable Collections of Free Third-Party Web Resources by Louis A. Pitschmann
Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States : MIRACLE Project Research Findings by Karen Markey
Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive : A Preliminary Assessment by June M. Besek
The Digital Library : A Biography by Daniel I. Greenstein
A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature by Martha L. Brogan
National Digital Preservation Initiatives : An Overview of Developments in Australia, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and of Related International Activity by Neil Beagrie
Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization : A White Paper by Oya Y. Rieger
Selection and Presentation of Commercially Available Electronic Resources : Issues and Practices by Timothy D. Jewell
Strategies for Building Digitized Collections by Abby Smith

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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