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More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services

More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services

by Bradford Lee Eden


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ISBN-13: 9781591587781
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bradford Lee Eden is Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Technical Services-Gone (and Forgotten) Christine Mackenzie Michael Aulich 1

Introduction 1

Overview 1

Environmental Scan 2

Drivers 3

Technical Aspects 4

Critical Success Factors in Outsourcing 5

Key Factors in Selecting Suppliers 7

Quality Assurance 8

Communication 8

Conclusion 9

References 9

Chapter 2 Beyond the Catalog: The Evolution of the Technical Services Librarian at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Elizabeth Brice Ross Shanley-Roberts 11

Same Mission, Different World 12

Miami University Libraries 13

Focus on the Mission, Not the Job 15

Foster a Culture Supportive of Innovation 16

Recruit and Hire for the Potential to Innovate 17

Conclusion 18

References 18

Chapter 3 From Technical Services to Collections Management: The Evolution of Technical Services in a Medical Library Dean James Laurel Sanders Michael Garrett 21

Part I An Overview of Technical Services/Collections Management, 1986-2007 22

Part II Serials at HAM-TMC Library, 1997-2007 25

Part III Extending the Vision 29

Part IV Conclusion 35

Endnotes 36

Chapter 4 Technical Services Reorganization in Law Libraries: A Survey Karen A. Nuckolls 39

The Survey and Department Size 41

Position in the Library 42

Multigenerational? 42

Issues Affecting Reorganization 42

Promoting Good Working Relationships 43

Reason for Your Technical Services Reorganization 43

The Role of E-Resources, Metadata, and Digital in Technical Services Change 44

Planning a Reorganization 44

Reorganization Structures 44

Has Your Position Changed? What Factors Influenced That Change? 45

Summation 46

Endnotes 46

Appendix to Chapter 4: Survey47

Chapter 5 Creative Ideas in Staffing: Shared Responsibilities, Hybrid Positions, and Taking Full Advantage of the Connections Between Public and Technical Services Laurie Phillips 53

Conclusion 62

Endnotes 63

Chapter 6 Making Room for the Future: Facilitating Change through Technical Services Reorganization at Northwestern University Library Roxanne Sellberg 65

Introduction 65

Organizational Environment 66

Strategic Planning 67

The Decision to Reorganize 67

The New Administrative Structure 70

Technical Services Challenges-New and Not-So-New 73

The New Division 77

Whither Serials? 80

The New Departments 81

Location, Location, Location 82

Anticipating Success 83

Chapter 7 Sizes of Change: Improving Technical Services Efficiency at a Regional Public Library Daniel Sifton 85

Structure and Function 86

Trouble in the Wilderness 87

Multiple Answers 89

Processing 91

The Future 94

Conclusion 94

Endnote 94

References 94

Chapter 8 Staffing Trends in Academic Library Technical Services: A Qualitative Analysis Vicki Toy Smith 95

Technological Changes, Technical Services, and Experience 96

Selection Criteria 96

Findings 97

Discussion 101

Conclusion 102

References 103

Appendix to Chapter 8: Technical Services Survey 104

Chapter 9 Library 2.0 and Technical Services: An Urban, Bilingual Community College Experience Elisabeth Tappeiner Kate Lyons 107

Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: An Interpretation 108

Library 2.0: Implications for Hostos Community College 110

Social Bookmarking, Tagging, and Folksonomy 111

Conclusion: Training, Buy-in, and Participation 121

References 121

Chapter 10 Web 2.0 and Technical Services: Reorganizing Workflow around Collaborative Interfaces Adam Murray 123

Introduction 123

Literature Review 124

Case Study 125

Conclusion 134

References 135

Index 137

About the Editor and Contributors 149

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