Western Kentucky University


About Serials

WKU Libraries has a centralized Serials Unit for all serials ordering, payments, check-in, processing, cataloging, claims, bindery preparation. Requests can be made through faculty library representatives or by contacting the Collection Services Coordinator. A completed Serials Request Form starts the review process for new titles. The Serials Unit handles approximately 4,000 current subscriptions to scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, microforms, and electronic resources. The average price of a serial title for WKU Libraries is $220.00. Serials information is regularly updated on TOPCAT. WKU Libraries is the third largest contributor to KULS (Kentucky Union List of Serials), a database that facilitates interlibrary lending.

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SerialsStudent Manual

This manual is used to train student workers in the Serials Unit for their responsibilities assisting the staff in such things as mail and book processing and preparing materials for the bindery. It will be updated as necessary when procedures and personnel change.

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 Last Modified 7/24/13