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The Serials Department Revealed

WithPeter Gellatly

Like Americans in general, serials people are not averse to self-criticism. And as born experimenters and tinkerers, they manage easily enough to convince themselves that there is nothing that can’t be made better than it is. Excellence may exist; but when it does, it is considered evanescent and chimerical, perhaps an anomaly and certainly curious. As a result, nothing remains unchanged for long. Change in fact becomes the element in which the serials librarian lives.