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Introduction to Technical Services

ISBN-10: 1591588898
ISBN-13: 9781591588894
Edition: 8th 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the 8th edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are  More...

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the 8th edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are conducted. The book covers all aspects of the fieldfrom acquisitions to managing the cataloging departmentwith five new chapters. "Technical Services Issues" includes material related to physical space needs; "E-resources Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impact technical services work; "Copy Cataloging", reflects the ever increasing need to be more efficient and also to save limited funs 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 the activities involved in making items that go into a library's collection are properly lidentified 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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