Introduction to Technical Services (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 484 pages
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Used in library schools worldwide, this critically acclaimed 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-resource Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impacts 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 how the activities involved in making 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!

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User Review  - amandacb - LibraryThing

I agree with the previous reviewer who stated that is it best to read this manual in pieces rather than all at once. It is not the most user-friendly manual and it does try to accomplish too much, I ... Read full review

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Its fantastic for putting you to sleep. Textbook for my technical services course for Library Technician Certificate Read full review

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About the author (2011)

G. EDWARD EVANS, renowned Fulbright scholar and sought-after international consultant, is University Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.

Sheila S. Intner is professor emerita of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and was the founding director of its MLIS program at Mount Holyoke College. She teaches cataloging at Rutgers University s School of Communication and Information and the University of Maryland s College of Library and Information Science. In 1989, she was elected an ALA councilor-at-large and president of ALCTS. She has also served as chair of the Cataloging and Classification Section of ALCTS. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation Award, the OLAC Annual Award, the NETSL Annual Award, and the Queens College Distinguished Alumna Award. She has written or edited numerous books, including Cataloging Correctly for Kids, Electronic Cataloging (2003), Metadata and Its Impact on Libraries (2006), and Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries (1994, 1998, 2001, and 2007). She joined G. Edward Evans and Jean Weihs in preparing the seventh edition of Introduction to Technical Services (2002) and, with Peggy Johnson, wrote Fundamentals of Technical Services Management (2008).

JEAN WEIHS has worked in university, public, school, and special libraries as a reference librarian, a bibliographer, and a school librarian. Most of her career has involved teaching cataloguing to librarians, library technicians, and school librarians in Canada and the United States. She represented the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing for nine years on the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, five of these as JSC Chair. She has held 45 positions on national and international committees. Jean Weihs has written 17 books, 6 separately published pamphlets/documents, 10 chapters in books edited by others, and over 125 articles and book reviews in professional journals. She is the recipient of 13 national and international awards.