Takes a look at the recent changing emphasis from collections to access, and from document description to document delivery. As the automation of library processes progresses, the roles of the professionals have changed. This book helps to redefine these traditional roles.
Contents Introduction: The Reference/Technical Services Interaction, Revisited * I. Public Services Perspective * Dual Function Librarianship: What Makes it Work? * RLIN Research Access Project: An Education in User Expectations * How Did We Get Here: Thoughts on the Convergence of Reference and Technical Services * Access vs. Ownership: Changing Roles for Librarians * II. Technical Services Perspective * The Blurring of Divisional Lines Between Technical and Public Services: An Emphasis on Access * On Becoming Team Players * Cataloging for Access * Automation, Barriers and Communication: How an Integrated Library System Changes Public Services-Technical Services Relationships * III. The New Access Services * The Climate of Change: Library Organizational Structures, 1985-1990 * From Binomial to Trinomial: The Entrance of Collection Development into the Public/Technical Services Equation * IV. National Library Wide Concerns * Education for the Dual Role Responsibilities of an Access Services Librarian * A United Professional Cadre * From Document Delivery to Information Access: Convergence at the National Level * Special Report: Ranking the Reference Books: Methodologies for Identifying "Key" Reference Sources * Refer Madness: A Sesquilogue * Reference Notes Included
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