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Introduction to technical services
Evans, G. Edward, 1937-
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Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Greenwood Village, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
Physical Description:
xvi, 543 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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Z688.5 .B5 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Used in library schools worldwide, this standard provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the 7th edition was carefully re-examined by the authors and includes a complete rewriting of the Cataloging and Processing section. The book covers all aspects of the field--from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department--with new emphasis on automation as it affects technical services work and those skills that can be developed through work experience or classroom instruction. Various automated acquisitions systems are described, and a detailed section on automated serials systems is included. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students

Author Notes

G. EDWARD EVANS, renowned Fulbright scholar and sought-after international consultant, is University Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

SHEILA S. INTNER is Professor and Director, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College. She has received several awards, including ALA's Margaret Mann Citation Award for outstanding contributions to education for cataloging and classification.

JEAN WEIHS is Principal Consultant, Technical Services Group, Toronto, Ontario. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and was the first recipient of the John Comaromi Lectureship.

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Booklist Review

This eighth edition, as in the prior editions, reflects the dramatic changes transforming technical services in all types of libraries. Five new chapters address technical-services challenges, e-resources, copy cataloging, the need for good cataloging at the local level, and the processing of materials. The other chapters have all been extensively revised. This volume is good not only as a textbook for beginning or advanced technical-services courses but also as a reference or refresher for those working in or impacted by any aspect of technical services. The changes make this new edition necessary. Whether one is seeking general background information or looking at acquisitions, serials, cataloging, or processing, this book will serve the need.--Marcus, Sara Copyright 2010 Booklist

Table of Contents

Part 1 General Background
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2 Staffing
Chapter 3 Technical Services Administration
Chapter 4 Cooperation/Consortia and Technical Services
Part 2 Acquisitions and Serials
Chapter 5 Acquisitions - Overview
Chapter 6 Information Producers
Chapter 7 Acquisitions Process
Chapter 8 Order Processes
Chapter 9 Distributors and Vendors
Chapter 10 Print-Based Serials
Chapter 11 Electronic Serials
Chapter 12 Government Information
Chapter 13 Nonbook Materials
Chapter 14 Fiscal Management
Part 3 Cataloging and Processing
Chapter 15 Cataloging - Overview
Chapter 16 Decisions
Chapter 17 Description and Access
Chapter 18 Subject Analysis
Chapter 19 Subject Heading Lists
Chapter 20 Classifications
Chapter 21 The Marc Formats
Chapter 22 Managing the Cataloging Department