Access Services:: The Convergence of Reference and Technical Services

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CRC Press, Mar 10, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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This book takes a close look at the recent changing emphasis from collections to access, and from document description to document delivery. As the automation of library processes has moved from technical services to reference services, the roles of the professionals working in those capacities have changed dramatically. Library administrators who are looking to redeploy resources will gain helpful insights from the experiences of librarians who have already redirected their organizations.

This helpful volume will be of tremendous assistance in redefining the traditional roles of reference and technical librarians. Access Services offers new insights into the movement from bibliographic access to information access that is reshaping reference services today. Informative discussions on topics such as cross-training experiments, revised organizational structures, the new role of the bibliographic utilities, library school education for the redefined professional, and changes in cataloging codes reveal what impact this trend has for librarians, services, and patrons.
 

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Contents

The ReferenceTechnical Services
1
The Pennsylvania State University
7
An Education in User
15
Faculty Access Beyond the Pilot Project
21
Thoughts on the Convergence
27
Changes in Job Descriptions
33
Librarian Roles for the Future
40
TECHNICAL SERVICES PERSPECTIVE
47
THE NEW ACCESS SERVICES
79
New or Realigned
85
Conclusions
91
The Entrance of Collection
95
The New Equation
102
Not Acquisition But Access
109
Access and Leadership
115
Conclusions
125

Instruction Collection Development and Collection
53
Future Plans
59
Cataloging for Access
61
Conclusions
67
Dealing with Conflicts
73
for ALA
137
SPECIAL REPORT
141
Comparison of Reference Textbooks
147
A Sesquilogue
167
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