Rethinking Library Technical Services

Rethinking Library Technical Services

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Will library technical services exist thirty years from now? If so, what do leading experts see as the direction of the field? In this visionary look at the future of technical services, Mary Beth Weber, Head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers and editor of Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), the official journal of ALAa€™s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services and one of the top peer-reviewed scholarly technical services journals has compiled a veritable whoa€™s who of the field to answer just these questions. Experts including Amy K. Weiss, Sylvia Hall-Ellis, and Sherri L. Vellucci answer vital questions like: Is there a future for traditional cataloging, acquisitions, and technical services? How can librarians influence the outcome of vendor-provided resources such as e-books, licensing, records sets, and authority control? Will RDA live up to its promise? Are approval plans and subject profiles relics of the past? Is there a need to curate data through its lifecycle? What skills will be needed in the future in technical services jobs?Redefining Our Profession for the Future Mary Beth Weber ... Alison Flood, a€œ Readers Absorb Less on Kindles Than on Paper, Study Finds, a€ Guardian, August 19, 2014, ... Julie Renee Moore, a€œCataloging at the Opposite Ends of the Cataloging Continuum: From Rare Books to Digitized Manuscripts, a€ sabbatical report, anbsp;...

Title:Rethinking Library Technical Services
Author: Mary Beth Weber
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-04-09

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