Access services : the convergence of reference and technical services /
edited by Gillian M. McCombs.
New York : Haworth Press, c1991.
178 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --
1560241705 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Haworth Press, c1991.
1560241705 (acid-free paper)
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"Has also been published as The Reference librarian, number 34, 1991"--T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Reference & Research Book News, October 1992
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Main Description
This book takes a close look at the recent changing emphasis from collections to access, and from document description to document delivery. As the automation of library processes has moved from technical services to reference services, the roles of the professionals working in those capacities have changed dramatically. Library administrators who are looking to redeploy resources will gain helpful insights from the experiences of librarians who have already redirected their organizations. This helpful volume will be of tremendous assistance in redefining the traditional roles of reference and technical librarians. Access Services offers new insights into the movement from bibliographic access to information access that is reshaping reference services today. Informative discussions on topics such as cross-training experiments, revised organizational structures, the new role of the bibliographic utilities, library school education for the redefined professional, and changes in cataloging codes reveal what impact this trend has for librarians, services, and patrons.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Reference/Technical Services Interaction, Revisitedp. 1
Public Services Perspective
Dual Function Librarianship: What Makes It Work?p. 3
RLIN Research Access Project: An Education in User Expectationsp. 15
How Did We Get Here: Thoughts on the Convergence of Reference and Technical Servicesp. 27
Access vs. Ownership: Changing Roles for Librariansp. 37
Technical Services Perspective
The Blurring of Divisional Lines Between Technical and Public Services: An Emphasis on Accessp. 47
On Becoming Team Playersp. 55
Cataloging for Accessp. 61
Automation, Barriers, and Communication: How an Integrated Library System Changes Public Services-Technical Services Relationshipp. 69
The New Access Services
The Climate of Change: Library Organizational Structures, 1985-1990p. 79
From Binomial to Trinomial: The Entrance of Collection Development into the Public/Technical Services Equationp. 95
National Library Wide Concerns
Education for the Dual Role Responsibilities of an Access Services Librarianp. 107
A United Professional Cadrep. 127
From Document Delivery to Information Access: Convergence at the National Levelp. 131
Special Report: Ranking the Reference Books: Methodologies for Identifying "Key" Reference Sourcesp. 141
Refer Madness: A Sesquiloguep. 167
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