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Universal access to libraries is a credo of librarianship. Students in library school learn the credo and most hold it fervently throughout their careers. However, as new technologies permit extended access to library collections and services, librarians must reexamine this fundamental belief in...
In 1982, Scarecrow Press published Alternative Materials in Libraries. As one chapter, the book included a directory of collections of contemporary alternative materials in libraries. That directory, compiled by Patricia J. Case and edited by James P. Danky and Elliott Shore, proved immensely...
All of us in the library community are familiar with the impact of the MARC machinereadable cataloging record on library operations. Whether we specialize in administrative, systems, public, or technical services, we recognize the MARC record as a standard data storage format that has made it...
Over the past twenty years, bibliographic instruction has evolved from teaching students the mechanics of locating research materials to a processoriented approach that emphasizes analyzing research needs, framing a research question, and evaluating the search results. In the last decade alone,...
The ecological decline of ancient Near Eastern civilizations and the violent and explosive characteristics of postColumbian colonial ecologies might well remain comfortably remote from us in our twentieth century world were it not for the disturbing parallels that such case histories seem to...
Career planning quickly becomes a search for information. This information is likely to be found in different locations throughout a community, school system, or college campus, and the library is one of these. While the library may not be the focus of career planning services, it plays a strong...
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