Interfaces: Relationships Between Library Technical and Public Services

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In 40 of her columns from Technicalities, Intner brings observation, insight, and humor to the perennial conflict between the front line and the back room of the library. Her main topics are defining technical services, examining the catalog, identifying common ground, and speculating about the future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563080593
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 260

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Fairest of Them All? A Long, Hard Look at Technical Services
1 The Technical Services Mystique 3
2 Order and Disorder: Learning from Chaos Theory 10
3 Get Outta Here and ... Get Me Some Money, Too! 15
4 Circulation, the Third Service 20
Pt. 2 Problems at the Main Interface: The Catalog
5 Cataloging Myths Debunked 27
6 Problems With the Catalog 34
7 Functional Inaccessibility in Libraries 39
8 Dialectic Retrievalism: Looking Closely at the Objects of the Catalog 45
9 Solutions for Dialectic Retrievalism 50
10 The Case for AACR3 55
11 The American Subject Cataloging Rules (ASCR) 61
12 Subject Heading Terminology 67
13 The Fiction of Access to Fiction 72
14 Access to Serials 77
15 Serials Catalog Records: Image and Reality 82
16 Modern Serials Cataloging 88
Pt. 3 Rocky Road: Relationships Between Technical and Public Services
17 Ten Good Reasons Why Reference Librarians Would Make Good Catalogers 95
18 Public Service Librarians and the Catalog 101
19 A Question of Medium 106
20 Technical Services-Public Services: The National Networks 112
21 Library-Produced Indexes 118
22 The Self-service Library: Implications for Bibliographic Instruction 123
23 Bibliographic Instruction: An Informal Survey 129
24 Bibliographic Instruction and the Technical Service Librarian 135
Pt. 4 Future Shock: Policies for the New Millennium
25 Differences Between Access and Ownership 143
26 Requiem for a Database 148
27 Copy Cataloging and the Perfect Record Mentality 154
28 The Education of Copy Catalogers 160
29 Bibliographic Policies 166
30 Bibliographic Triage 173
31 Bibliographic Triage Revisited 178
32 Nine Steps Toward Better Recruiting for Technical Service Librarians 183
33 Theory Into Practice: Making the Transition 191
34 The Age of Access: Emulating the Real World 196
35 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future 201
36 Revenge Theory and the Library 206
37 Rights of Access: Improving Interlibrary Loans 211
38 Our Electronic Heritage 217
39 Implications of Cataloging Interactive Media 223
Index 229
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