Most law libraries have a subscription to several of these services, and many of the more popular services are available electronically as well.In an interfiled looseleaf service, individual pages can be removed and replaced with more recent printings, eliminating the need for pocket parts or similar supplements."A transfer volume is a bibliographic unit containing material of a permanent nature originally issued as a section or binder of a loose-leaf service. LC PCC PS adds that if the media type varies within the integrating resource, add information to the record explaining the variation but do not make a new description. The material is transferred from the loose-leaf mode by one of the following methods: the material is reissued by the publisher in bound form and sent to the subscriber as part of a subscription or made available for separate purchase; the material is transferred from the original loose-leaf mode to permanent binders (sometimes supplied by the publisher) or bound separately by the subscriber." LC-PCC PS 0.0 Loose-Leaf Services UPDATING LOOSELEAF. According to the rules for serials, the cataloging is done from the earliest issue; this is unworkable in a situation in which the chief source is continually being discarded because it is superseded..The practice of successive entry cataloging, which is presently basic to serials, cannot apply.We offer this service within the London area at present and would be pleased to talk to you about your requirements at any time.
Instead, a change in title is accompanied by replacement pages to be interfiled.
Once the interfiling has occurred, the result is not two separate publications; rather, it is one publication embodying pages both from the "original" and "replacements" but interfiled in one publication.. The updates are also not usable apart from their presence The conclusion here is that normally looseleaf publications per se are not serials.
Even if other basic requirements for serial treatment were met, only the updates, not the basic work, could be considered a serial because the basic work lacks a numeric or chronological designation, a basic characteristic of serial. There are a very few genuinely serial publications that are looseleaf. 44 (spring 1989), an excerpt of which is reproduced below: This category includes publications whose successive issues consist of parts which may be filed into separate sections of a binder but which do not replace parts already present (e.g., a monthly publication listing recalled products; each monthly issue consists of separately designated sheets to be filed into an annual binder divided into various product categories.) Publications that consist of a basic binder or set of binders which are issued periodically (usually annually or biennially) and carry corresponding designations.
We update regularly for many of London's leading law companies, London Boroughs, more than several large US law firms, prominent barristers and leading Chambers, two of the UK's premier Law book publishers, and for Local Government.
We are members of Document Exchange, so can offer additional services including the checking of any individual volume or full set page-by-page, to ensure the material being referred to is complete and fully up-to-date.
A looseleaf service is so called because it is made up of pages or pamphlets filed in looseleaf binders, often a multi-volume set.