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Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information
Philosophies, Practices and Challenges at the Onset of the 21st Century

ISBN 9780789013125
Published April 12, 2001 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

Discover how librarians around the world are responding to the new demands of a fast-changing profession!

More computers and fewer staff, more types of resources to catalog and less time in which to study them--these are the problems librarians are facing at the dawn of a new millennium. Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information offers solutions from cataloging and technical services managers around the world. Contributions from Australia, Botswana, Latin America, Canada, and the United States guarantee a truly international perspective.

Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information describes new and effective ways to coordinate all aspects of automation, staffing, organization, teamwork, and work flow. These techniques have been tested in libraries ranging from small college libraries to the ancient and revered Bodleian Library and the vast Library of Congress. National libraries, academic libraries, and specialized medical and law libraries are also represented.

In Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information, catalogers and technical services managers will find useful suggestions in a number of areas, including:

  • total quality management
  • flexible strategies for cataloging local and remote resources
  • cataloging operations, trends, and perspectives
  • putting cataloging philosophy into practice
  • staff assignments and workflow distribution
  • building team spirit

    Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information is an invaluable resource for library administrators, catalogers, library educators, technical services managers, and information scientists.

Table of Contents


  • FOREWORD: Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information
  • PREFACE: Chaos, Convenience, and Catalogers
  • Managing Cataloging and Cataloging Operations-2000 and Beyond at the Library of Congress
  • The National Library of Canada: Organizing Information for the New Millennium
  • Defying Conventional Wisdom: Innovation and Culture Change from Down Under
  • Emerging from the Bibliographic Wilderness: Catalogue Automation in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
  • Technical Processes and the Technological Development of the Library System in the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Role Changes: Cataloguing, Technical Services and Subject Librarianship at the University of Botswana Library
  • The Organization of the Cataloguing Function at McMaster University
  • Classification Systems Used in Latin American Libraries
  • Specialized Libraries
  • Bibliographic Access Management at Lane Medical Library: Fin de Millennium Experimentation and Bruides-Edge Innovation
  • Technical Services in Twenty-First Century Special Collections
  • Cataloging @ 2000: Over 100 Years of Change at The University of Colorado Law Library
  • Information Resource Management: Transitions and Trends in an Academic Law Library
  • Academic Libraries
  • Exploding Out of the MARC Box: Building New Roles for Cataloging Departments
  • Cataloging at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Library
  • Pursuing the Three Ts: How Total Quality Management, Technology, and Teams Transformed the Cataloging Department at Penn State
  • Flexibility in the Management of Cataloging
  • Management by Action: How We're Embracing New Cataloging Work at Tufts
  • Cataloging in Three Academic Libraries: Operations, Trends, and Perspectives
  • Cataloging Plus: Philosophy and Practice at a Small College Library
  • Staff Assignments and Workflow Distribution at the End of the 20th Century: Where We Were, Where We Are, and What We'll Need to Be
  • The End of an Era Builds New Team Spirit: Team Playing at Its Best
  • Cataloging at Yale University in 2000: Challenges and Strategies
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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