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Introduction

The dust has not yet settled from the publication of AACR2 in 1978. Differences of opinion are many and still to be read and listened to at meetings, informal and scheduled. Some recent literature fails to discuss the cataloging of serials in any meaningful way, perhaps based on the misconception that AACR2 does not differentiate a serial as a publication pattern, needing, in some cases, treatment differing from that afforded to monographic publications. A need still exists to discuss the cataloging of serials, and this small collection is designed to answer a part of that gap in cataloging literature.