Starting Managing and Promoting the Small Library

Author: Robert Berk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315491400
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to the establishment of the library which covers materials acquisition, the organization and usage of the library's collection to provide a variety of services and the use of automation. This book aims to instruct the librarian on managing the small library effectively.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Author: Marcel Dekker
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Abstracts are useful in at least nine ways: 1. Papers in science and technology are published in more than 50 languages. Most users of technical publications can read only a few languages, and abstracts in one language help them to select documents for translation. The user needs, at most, two languages; at best, he needs only one language. 2. The technical literature is too large for an individual to acquire or scan. There are estimated to be 35,000 or more technical periodicals. More than 200,000 papers are published per year, with some overlap, in each of the fields of chemistry, biology, and biomedicine. Abstracts facilitate the selection of papers to be read. 3. Informative abstracts substitute for the original literature in many cases. 4. The reading or scanning of abstracts for selection of data or for deciding to read the original articles saves time over that required for selection from original documents. 5. Abstracts are more convenient to arrange into related groups than is the original literature. Adjacent technical papers bound in journals may often be unrelated. The same abstract can be placed in several categories less expensively than can originals. Many articles and reports fall into several classes of useful classification systems. Classified abstracts in a published journal bring together guides into a large field of knowledge—one several to many times larger than the user can read. 6. Retrospective searches are greatly aided by classified, indexed abstracts. Searching through reports or journals for any large field of knowledge is now impractical. 7. By the use of abstracts, accuracy of selection of literature to be read or translated is increased over that of selection from titles or titles plus annotations. The additional information in the abstract increases the accuracy. 8. Abstracts facilitate indexing in two ways: 1) The abstract concentrates the indexable subjects so that indexing proceeds at two to four times the rate required for original documents. 2) Elimination of the language problem enables assignment of abstracts for indexing by subject only. This specialization improves both the quality and the rate of indexing, because the subject specialist is not also required to read another language. 9. The preparation of articles, bibliographies, reviews, and talks requires organization of the material used; so do acquisition and searching. Abstracts can be used to facilitate this organization. For this purpose they can be copied, cut, and pasted. Organized abstracts also facilitate the indexing of bibliographies and reviews.

Small Libraries

Author: Donald J. Sager
Publisher: Alleyside Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Considered one of the best basic guides to starting and operating a small library, this concise book offers practical guidance in the development of library services, resource collections and user policies. It includes clear examples and creative solutions to common problems, leavened with seasoned insight from the "Frugal Librarian". Topics include: -- planning library facilities and service -- effective operating procedures -- organizing materials to improve accessibility -- low cost methods of processing materials -- where and how to find additional resources -- reference services -- developing the library's human resources -- promoting and evaluating the small library -- developing partnerships with other libraries and organizations -- using computers and the Internet to save time, improve service and keep the staff current -- resources and tips for special library types -- applying new national standards to improve user services -- evaluating the design of the physical library. Includes useful websites and a library promotion calendar.

Museum Librarianship

Author: Esther Green Bierbaum
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this second edition to Museum Librarianship, the author offers guidance in planning and providing information services in a museum--beginning or revitalizing the library; collection development and the bibliographic process; technical services; administration; space and equipment requirements; fundamental services; extended information services; and the information partnership between museums and their libraries. The Internet and other electronic resources are fully covered. The focus of this new edition has shifted slightly from mainly dealing with the start-up aspects to an emphasis on the goals of library and information services in a museum, and the processes through which such services can be achieved. The author's underlying goal is to help enhance and enrich the encounter of the museum-goer with enduring objects, in a time when we all seem to be assailed on every side by random noise and flickering image.