Issue generation is simply a matter of defining the issue generation parameters in the serial Title record and, on the same screen, generating the first series of issues (e.g. the current year’s issues) using these parameters. OLIB can be configured so that it automatically generates subsequent series of issues. Frequencies are used in conjunction with Citation Patterns to generate expected serial issues.
- Navigate to the Titles domain.
- If the journal has already been catalogued, run a title search to find it. Switch to modify mode and move to the Management sheet.
Note: Serial copy records will only appear if a serial Subscription has been placed using the Acquisitions module.
- In Frequency click Search and use a wildcard to retrieve all available frequencies. It may be useful to view the details of the Frequency first (including a list of other titles which use this frequency). Select and insert the relevant Frequency to your Serial Title record.
- In Citation Pattern click Search and use a wildcard to retrieve all available patterns and then view the full details. Up to six elements can exist for the pattern, but many only use two or three Elements. The pattern only determines generic settings for e.g. volume/issue data. This can then be altered for individual Serial Titles. Select and insert the relevant pattern to your Serial Title record.