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Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments

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Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities. Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments brings into focus the new responsibility libraries have in meeting patron needs, specifically with the use of emerging technologies. Highlighting the concepts of collection management, library space planning, and information technologies; this book is a critical guide for library professionals, para-professionals, as well as researchers who wish to meet the diverse needs of patrons in ever-changing societies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
    2. THE FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS OF THE BOOK
    3. BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS TO CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS IN THIS BOOK
    4. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE LIBRARY USER ENVIRONMENT AND VICE VERSA
    5. THE ROLE OF COLLECTION MANAGEMENT IN THE LIBRARY USER ENVIRONMENT
    6. REFERENCES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. WHY?
    3. A BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW OF ‘INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY’ SINCE WESTERN PRINTING
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Developing an Approach and Methodology for the Continued Progress of Library Studies and Information Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEVELOPING AN APPROACH
    4. DEVELOPING A METHODOLOGY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Collection Spaces and Management, Virtual and Physical, in the User Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
    4. PHYSICAL COLLECTIONS EVOLVING INTO THE VIRTUAL
    5. THE VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF THE (NOT SO DISTANT) PAST
    6. THE VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF THE PRESENT
    7. THE VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF THE (VERY NEAR) FUTURE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 4: Survey of Information Technologies in the User Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UNDERSTANDING THE LIBRARY AS AN EVOLVING USER ENVIRONMENT
    4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN BE USED FOR COLLABORATION IN THE LIBRARY USER ENVIRONMENT
    5. PITFALLS IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AND IMPLEMENTATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Universal Index for Information Collections, Physical and Virtual
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STAGE-II PRIMARY
    4. STAGE-III PRIMARY
    5. THE INFORMATION ARTIFACT
    6. THE KATIE CORE CLASSIFICATION SUB-INDEX
    7. THE KATIE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION SUB-INDEX
    8. THE KATIE AUXILIARY OF ALTERNATE COLLECTIONS SUB-INDEX
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Space Managing System for the Physical Collection
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STAGE-II PRIMARY
    4. STAGE-III PRIMARY
    5. SPACE MAINTENANCE SECTION OF THE MEL SPACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    6. AREA ONE OF SPACE MAINTENANCE
    7. AREA TWO OF SPACE MAINTENANCE
    8. AREA THREE OF SPACE MAINTENANCE
    9. AREA FOUR OF SPACE MAINTENANCE
    10. COLLECTIONS SHIFTING SECTION OF THE MEL SPACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    11. STEP ONE OF COLLECTIONS SHIFTING
    12. STEP TWO OF COLLECTIONS SHIFTING
    13. STEP THREE OF COLLECTIONS SHIFTING
    14. STEP FOUR OF COLLECTIONS SHIFTING
    15. CONCLUSION
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Database System for the Virtual Collection
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STAGE-II PRIMARY
    4. STAGE-III PRIMARY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Information Expertise and the Vision of Future Library Institutions and User Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE LIBRARY OF THE NEAR FUTURE
    4. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS TO THE BOOK
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Section 2: Primary Documents
    1. PRIMARY SOURCES
    2. REFERENCES
    3. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. COMMONS SPACE AND LAYOUT OBSERVATIONS
      4. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      5. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Library Showcase San Luis Obispo County Library, Cayucos Branch - Interview with Melody Mullis
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    6. Chapter 11: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. COMMONS SPACE AND LAYOUT OBSERVATIONS
      4. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      5. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 12: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    8. Chapter 13: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. COMMONS SPACE AND LAYOUT OBSERVATIONS
      4. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      5. BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSERVATION OBSERVATIONS
    9. Chapter 14: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    10. Chapter 15: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      4. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
    11. Chapter 16: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    12. Chapter 17: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. COMMONS SPACE AND LAYOUT OBSERVATIONS
      4. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      5. BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSERVATION OBSERVATIONS
      6. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
    13. Chapter 18: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    14. Chapter 19: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      4. REFERENCES
    15. Chapter 20: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    16. Chapter 21: Institution Case Study
      1. PLACE INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTORY GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      2. COLLECTION SPACE OBSERVATIONS
      3. COMMONS SPACE AND LAYOUT OBSERVATIONS
      4. SERVICE DESKS AND AUXILIARY DEPARTMENTS OBSERVATIONS
      5. CONCLUDING GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    17. Chapter 22: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    18. Chapter 23: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    19. Chapter 24: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    20. Chapter 25: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    21. Chapter 26: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    22. Chapter 27: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    23. Chapter 28: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    24. Chapter 29: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
    25. Chapter 30: Library Showcase
      1. LOCATION ADDRESS
      2. PROJECT INTRODUCTION
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Author