Introduction To Technical Services

Author by : G. Edward Evans
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are conducted. The book covers all aspects of the field—from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department—with five new chapters. "Technical Services Issues" includes material related to physical space needs; "E-resources Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impact technical services work; "Copy Cataloging" reflects the ever increasing need to be more efficient and also to save limited funds for technical services activities; "Overview and Decisions" addresses the issue of why and how the local OPAC has become a gateway to the universe of knowledge; and "Processing Materials" covers the activities involved in making sure items that go into a library's collection are properly identified as belonging to the library and where the item is physically located in the collection. All other chapters have been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect 2010 technical service functions and activities. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!


Introduction To Library Technical Services

Author by : Frances Simonsen Bernhardt
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Publisher by : New York : H. W. Wilson Company
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Description : Library technical services: what they are; Libraries, authors, and publishers; How books get into libraries: step 1, book selection; How bo0ks get into libraries: step 2, from book request to book in hand; Acquisitions: problems and special concerns; How to catalog; Choice of main entry; Proper form of names and added entries; Descriptive cataloging: from simple to complex; The subject approach: part 1, subject headings; Streamlining the cataloging process; Maintaining the public catalog and shelf list; Physical preparation of books and book repair; Audiovisual materials: general principles and acquisition; Audiovisual materials: cataloging; Serials: a challenge to libraries; The vertical file and other special collections.


Fundamentals Of Technical Services Management

Author by : Sheila S. Intner
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : "The processes for acquiring, cataloging, and preserving resources have undergone dramatic changes in the past decade, and library technical services departments have had to evolve quickly in response. Often, librarians asked to take on technical services management roles find themselves both underprepared and without guidance from their institutions"--Page 4 of cover.


Introduction To Technical Services For Library Technicians

Author by : Mary Liu Kao
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : For library technicians working in technical services and students in library technology programs, Introduction to technical services for library technicians is a practical, how-to-do-it text that shows how to perform the behind-the-scenes tasks the job requires. Comes complete with a suggested reading list, helpful charts and tables, and review questions at the end of each chapter.


Introduction To Technical Services

Author by : G. Edward Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Used in library schools worldwide, this is the classic text for gaining a thorough understanding of library technical services. Updated and expanded, this 7th edition covers all aspects of the field, from acquisition to managing the cataloging department. The authors have placed emphasis on automation as it affects technical services. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistical data, and study guide questions, this text is a must for LIS students.


Working With Library Collections

Author by : Hali R. Keeler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Working with Collections: An Introduction for Support Staff deals with the technical service aspect of library work- the processes that put a book on the shelf or online. It provides an introduction to publishers, vendors, preparing items for use, and caring for items in the collections and is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and their students, and an introductory manual for support staff who work in libraries. This material is written in clear language with practical examples of how performance can contribute to exemplary library service. It is aligned with the ALA support staff standards and prepares library support staff to: Know how to use an integrated library system and other appropriate online tools. Know the basic principles of collection development and management. Assist with decisions regarding selection, de-selection, retention and replacement of all types of library resources. Know the basic principles, and can apply, the appropriate procedures to the processes that provide users with access to a wide variety of content. Know the various ways in which content, in multiple formats, is produced and distributed to libraries. Understand the value of resource sharing agreements and apply them to collection decisions. Know and use the recognized standard evaluative sources to assist with collection development. Know the principles and basic practices regarding the preservation of library resources. Apply appropriate methods and techniques for accurate preparation of library resources Explain and apply policies regarding library collections.


Foundations Of Library Services

Author by : Hali R. Keeler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Trained library support staff play a critical role in assisting the user in locating and interpreting the resources available in libraries. To do so requires the knowledge and practice of library missions and roles in different types of libraries and the delivery of that information to an increasingly diverse clientele. The plethora of resources available today requires that support staff understand and implement the basic principles of information services as well as the responsibility and relationships among library departments and functional areas. Foundations of Library Services is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. As part of the Library Support Staff Series, this updated edition will guide the LSS to be able to: Understand the mission and role of the library in its community Be familiar with the ethics and values of the profession, including those of the Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, freedom of information, confidentiality of library records and privacy issues Know the responsibility and relationships among library departments Practice the basic principles of circulation, including interlibrary loan; current cataloging and classification systems; and acquisitions and collection development policies. Understand how libraries are governed and funded within their organizations or government structures Realize the value of cooperation to enhance services Practice quality customer service Communicate and promote the library’s values and services Recognize and respond to diversity in user needs


Introduction To Technical Services For Library Personnel

Author by : Mary Liu Kao
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : For library technicians working in technical services and students in library technology programs, Introduction to Technical Services for Library Personnel is a practical how-to-do-it text that shows how to perform the behind-the-scenes tasks the job requires. This essential volume comes complete with a suggested reading list, helpful charts and tables, a look at trends and issues to consider, and review questions at the end of each chapter. It is designed as a text for the introduction to technical services course and will also serve as a general reference for library technicians.


Emerging Issues In Academic Library Cataloging Technical Services

Author by : Elaine Sanchez
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Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
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Description : Of key findings. Description of university, library, and staffing -- Cataloging productivity -- New technologies, enhancement of online catalogs -- Transition to metadata standards -- Cataloging of web sites and digital, special collections -- Library catalog/ metadata training and presentation -- Database maintenance, holdings, and physical processing -- Relationship with acquisitions departments -- Staff education -- Other issues facing library cataloging staff -- Curry College -- The University of North Dakota -- Haverford College -- University of Washington -- Yale University -- Brigham Young University -- Illinois State University -- Louisiana State University -- Pennsylvania State University.


Introduction To Library Services

Author by : Barbara E. Chernik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Formerly titled Introduction to Library Service for Library Technicians, this updated text aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the field from concepts governing libraries to types of libraries, policies and procedures, personnel, materials and library services.


Library And Information Science

Author by : Michael F. Bemis
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.


Caribbean Libraries In The 21st Century

Author by : Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Information Today, Inc.
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Description : Here is an in-depth and wide-ranging look at libraries and librarianship in the Caribbean region today. Editors Cheryl Peltier-Davis and Shamin Renwick set out “to document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment.” More than 40 practitioners joined in the effort, contributing 25 chapters that address the myriad obstacles and opportunities facing Caribbean libraries. The book begins by providing essential historical perspective followed by coverage of trends, projects, and issues in library management, innovative services, integration and impact of information technology, cooperation and resource sharing, training library users, distance education, and the role of the 21st-century librarian. This remarkable work is certain to inspire any information professional or LIS student seeking to understand how librarianship can and is flourishing in challenging environments.


Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science

Author by : Allen Kent
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Supplement 21: Concept-Based Indexing and Retrieval of Hypermedia Information to Using Self-Checkout Technology to Increase Productivity and Patron Service in the Library.


Reference Services And Technical Services

Author by : Gordon Stevenson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Learn how to provide more effective library service by relying more heavily on collaboration between reference and technical services librarians.


Organizing Library Collections

Author by : Gretchen L. Hoffman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Written for beginning library science students, this book introduces the theory and practice of organizing library collections in a clear, straightforward, and understandable way. It explains why and how libraries organize their collections, and how theory and practice work together to help library users.


Approval Plans

Author by : Linda S Katz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : How can you, as an acquisition librarians, keep current on the output of hundreds of publishers? The answer, of course, is that you cannot. For over 30 years, approval plans have been used by librarians to acquire current titles, save staff time, and build core collections. Even today, these reasons seem appropriate, as libraries try to maintain up-to-date collections and control personnel and operating budgets. However, as shown in Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations, the use of approval plans is not so simple and straightforward; their use is subject to complex procedures and policies--and even politics. This book presents research by librarians from academic libraries and professionals from approval vendors to give you necessary insight on the major approval plan issues and to show you some of the innovative approaches to solving the problems associated with approval plans. Unfortunately, approval plans are not as simple as creating a “needs” profile and receiving the books that match that profile from an approval vendor. Problems and questions invariably arise. If you are in acquisitions and collection development or administration, it is particularly important that you explore the following questions posed in Approval Plans: What mechanisms can reduce receipt of duplicate titles? Do vendors see small college libraries as a viable market? What role does technology play in improving approval plans? What level of returns is acceptable? Do the hidden operational costs of approval plans offset their benefits? Approval Plans is full of useful information that will show you how to save time and money, improve collections, and utilize new technology. The book discusses such key issues as: the benefits of approval plans to public service vs. the costs to technical service; the call for refined profiles to help keep return rates low; proper management in key areas such as profile development, quality control, and plan maintenance; approval plan overlap; and vendor responsibilities. Innovations covered include: the call for introduction of approval plans to small college libraries; the possibility of “outsourcing” technical service functions with vendor-supplied cataloging and end-processing; the use of online services, World Wide Web, and the Internet to improve communication between vendors, publishers, and libraries; and a list of criteria to be considered when selecting an automated acquisitions system. Approval Plans is especially useful and timely as libraries are considering the best ways for acquiring books during an era of declining materials budgets. This collection also has special importance, in a broader sense, to the many changes that are occurring in academic libraries today.


Encyclopedia Of Microcomputers

Author by : Allen Kent
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving to Truth-Functional Logic


An Introduction To Reference Services In Academic Libraries

Author by : Elizabeth Connor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : An introductory text on various aspects of reference services—that requires your students to think! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a valuable teaching resource that helps college teachers to move beyond traditional passive learning to more effective active learning. Each chapter’s interest-sparking activities and questions challenge students to dynamically search out solutions to specific problems. The text takes a broad, informative—and at times amusing—look at the foundations of reference services, using the uniquely creative activities and questions to make difficult topics such as virtual reference services, relational reference, academic portfolios, and reference cost calculators easy to learn. The book is thoroughly referenced, and many chapters include charts and special activities to help spark student engagement in the learning process. Over thirty tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries includes discussions on: virtual information literacy tutorials the minimal and maximal models of reference functions—and the smooth transition to the triage model marketing strategies to attract male faculty the reference desk as impediment to accessibility relational reference virtual reference—including instant messaging and software issues guidance, assistance, and instruction of students reference assistance, outreach, and instructions maintaining high quality service—while maximizing the time of reference librarians collection development policies evaluating reference costs diversity librarians ranking on level with faculty positions the importance—and development—of teaching portfolios unusual library patrons and more! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a stimulating teaching resource that is perfect for library school students, entry-level academic librarians, library support staff, mid-career librarians new to academic libraries, and library school faculty.


Education For Library Cataloging

Author by : Dajin D. Sun
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Examine cataloging and classification training programs around the world Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives examines the global development of educational programs for cataloging and classification in the library and information field. Library school faculty and professional librarians from more than 20 countries discuss a wide range of topics, including formal school and continuing education of catalog librarians, education and training for paraprofessional staff in cataloging and technical services, changes in library school programs, and metadata and information organization instruction. Faculty members and seasoned librarians from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East present case studies and overviews of library and information school programs, bibliographies of cited works in both Western and non-Western language literature, and plenty of helpful tables and charts. Articles presented in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives are organized geographically to make it easier to check which countries are covered in each region, and to determine regional similarities and differences. Political, historical, cultural, religious, and linguistic factors were also considered to demonstrate the wide range of educational efforts and programs to cultivate cataloging professionals all over the world. Topics examined in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives include: * education and training development for librarians in the University of Botswana Library * the library science school curricula in the Cross River State of Nigeria * the training of students in cataloging via distant education in South Africa * education programs in China * the education for knowledge organization (including cataloging and classification) in India * the current status of cataloging education in Japan * on the job training of catalog librarians in South Korea * the education for cataloging in Australia * how catalog librarians are trained in Germany and Austria * recent changes to the library education system in Poland * a critical study of cataloging instruction within the library and information science programs in Spain * a recent survey of graduate education and training for cataloging and classification in the United Kingdom * an overview of the education for cataloging and classification in Mexico * the current status of cataloging and classification education in Egypt * recent changes to cataloging teaching in Israel * the continuing education for catalogers in Saudi Arabia * and much more Many of the articles presented in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives document the initial efforts to introduce education for cataloging in particular countries, including Egypt and Japan. This book is an invaluable resource for library and information school educators, administrators, and students.


Managing Public Libraries In The 21st Century

Author by : Pat Woodrum
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Prepare yourself for the challenges that are certain to be facing the public library system in the coming years. Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century predicts the types of management, planning, collections, building, funding and governing structures, and services that will be needed in the 21st century. The contributors address some of the most pressing questions with which the profession must be prepared to deal, including: What management skills will be required to administer the public library in the coming years? How can educators best prepare their students for public library administration? How will library funds be distributed in the future? The answers to these and many other important questions are highlighted in this informative new book. Public librarians, as well as library school faculty and students will find this volume to be fascinating and indispensable.


Introducing And Managing Academic Library Automation Projects

Author by : John W. Head
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors, who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.