Introduction To Technical Services / Edition 7

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Used in library schools worldwide, this standard provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the 7th edition was carefully re-examined by the authors and includes a complete rewriting of the Cataloging and Processing section. The book covers all aspects of the field—from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department—with new emphasis on automation as it affects technical services work and those skills that can be developed through work experience or classroom instruction. Various automated acquisitions systems are described, and a detailed section on automated serials systems is included. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of the standard text first published in 1971, and last in 1985. The revolutionary changes wrought by computers and networks are well elucidated here. Evans (librarian, Loyola Marymount Univ. in L.A.) has been joined by Heft (Caltech Library) in this revision. A text/reference that will prove useful--and affordable--to virtually every library, and to many users thereof. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563089220
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 562
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

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 and Director, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. She has received several awards, including ALA's Margaret Mann Citation Award for outstanding contributions to education for cataloging and classification.

JEAN WEIHS is Principal Consultant, Technical Services Group, Toronto, Ontario. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and was the first recipient of the John Comaromi Lectureship.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Edition
Pt. 1 General Background
1 Introduction and Overview 3
2 Staffing 20
3 Technical Services Administration 40
4 Cooperation/Consortia and Technical Services 67
Pt. 2 Acquisitions and Serials
5 Acquisitions - Overview 91
6 Information Producers 107
7 Acquisition Process 129
8 Order Processes 157
9 Distributors and Vendors 181
10 Print-Based Serials 210
11 Electronic Serials 234
12 Government Information 247
13 Nonbook Materials 268
14 Fiscal Management 293
Pt. 3 Cataloging and Processing
15 Cataloging - Overview 325
16 Decisions 334
17 Description and Access 345
18 Subject Analysis 418
19 Subject Headings Lists 443
20 Classifications 469
21 The MARC Formats 498
22 Managing the Cataloging Department 513
Index 527
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