Radical Cataloging

Radical Cataloging PDF Author: K.R. Roberto
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476605122
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 321
Book Description
This collection of critical and scholarly essays addresses the state of cataloging in the world of librarianship. The contributors, including Sanford Berman, Thomas Mann, and numerous front-line library workers, address topics ranging from criticisms of the state of the profession and traditional Library of Congress cataloging to methods of making cataloging more inclusive and helpful to library users. Other essay topics include historical overviews of cataloging practices and the literature they generate, first-person discussions of library workers’ experiences with cataloging or metadata work, and the implications behind what materials get cataloged, who catalogs them, and how. Several essays provide a critical overview of innovative cataloging practices and the ways that such practices have been successfully integrated in many of the nation’s leading libraries. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Cataloging and Classification

Cataloging and Classification PDF Author: Gretchen L. Hoffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000483606
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 264
Book Description
The cataloging and classification field is changing rapidly. New concepts and models, such as linked data, identity management, the IFLA Library Reference Model, and the latest revision of Resource Description and Access (RDA), have the potential to change how libraries provide access to their collections. To prepare library and information science (LIS) students to be successful cataloging practitioners in this changing landscape, they need a solid understanding of fundamental cataloging concepts, standards, and practices: their history, where they stand currently, and possibilities for the future. The chapters in Cataloging and Classification: Back to Basics are meant to complement textbooks and lectures so students can go deeper into specific topics. New and well-seasoned library practitioners will also benefit from reading these chapters as a way to refresh or fill gaps in their knowledge of cataloging and classification. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.

Beginning Cataloging, 2nd Edition

Beginning Cataloging, 2nd Edition PDF Author: Jean Weihs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838453
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 148
Book Description
Now thoroughly updated to include recent changes with RDA, this easy-to-use primer provides an introduction to standardized cataloging that will benefit library technicians as well as students in library technician and teacher librarian programs. • Provides clear and comprehensible explanations of the rules and tools used by libraries to catalog and classify their materials • Illustrative examples for each aspect of cataloging, classification, RDA, and MARC computer encoding • Covers all types of material formats, including books, audiovisuals, images, sound, electronic resources, and more • Offers numerous practical exercises as well as a glossary of cataloging terms and tools

Not in My Library!

Not in My Library! PDF Author: Sanford Berman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786478225
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Book Description
"Contains an interview plus 45 columns dealing with such topics as book-burning, genocide, government secrecy and repression, cataloging, indexing, Banned Books Week, classism, self-censorship, and free speech for library staff"--Provided by publisher.

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work PDF Author: Stephen Bales
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081017588
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 200
Book Description
Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents

Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals PDF Author: Nicole A. Cooke
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144083461X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 166
Book Description
Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa

Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa PDF Author: Amanda B. Click
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110341786
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 368
Book Description
This volume offers up-to-date insights into the state of library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa. Covered topics include information literacy, intellectual property, LIS education and research, publishing and more. This timely contribution thus presents vital areas of research on a region that receives relatively little coverage and is currently experiencing rapid and significant changes.

Gender Issues and the Library

Gender Issues and the Library PDF Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664730
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 233
Book Description
“Gender issues have expanded in recent years and become increasingly nuanced. Therefore, this collection of essays on gender studies resources, services and research from the librarianship perspective are especially welcome. While the focus remains feminist, masculinity and other gender identities are explored through meaningful processes. Chapters include both “traditional” aspects of gender studies, such as cataloging patriarchy and ‘herstory’ content analysis as well as innovative ways to voice under-represented gendered points of view through use of space, curation, and edit-a-thons. The reader will find in-depth field-proven strategies and useful resources for pro-actively and collaboratively addressing gender issues and promoting inclusivity.”—Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, California State University Long Beach and ALISE Gender Issues SIG Chair “As a university professor who taught gender studies turned librarian, I fully appreciate the depth and scope of this volume and believe it can provide something useful for all.”—Su Epstein, Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut “In this remarkable collection of gender-focused chapters, the writers explore libraries as a vehicle to promote inclusion and acceptance.”—Deloris J. Foxworth, School of Information Science, University of Kentucky “Fulfills the wide expanse of gender-sensitive topics providing new insights and accessibility for the classroom.”—Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Founder and Editor of Adanna, a journal for women, about women “Gender studies in libraries is rarely examined to the extensive level of this anthology...it is evident that libraries are a strong catalyst for social justice and promoting inclusive spaces.”—Jorge E. Perez, Digital Learning & Information Technology Librarian, Medical Library, Florida International University, Miami, Florida “This book has something for everyone interested in gender studies: academic and public librarians, educators and activists, writers and readers--just pick your focus and listen to experts in each area speak from experience.”—Robert Means, English Language & Literature Librarian, Brigham Young University. With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the explosion of LGBTQ news coverage in recent years, gender studies is a subject of intense interest in popular media and a part of the curriculum at many colleges. Libraries realize the importance of supporting the field yet many have difficulty finding resources and programming ideas. This book provides case studies and a range of innovative solutions for better meeting patron needs. Twenty-seven chapters are arranged into sections covering Research and Library Instruction, History and Herstory, Programming, Collections and Beyond, and Resources.

Asian American Librarians and Library Services

Asian American Librarians and Library Services PDF Author: Janet Hyunju Clarke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227493X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 414
Book Description
Library professionals and scholars share reflections, best practices, and strategies for building collections about and supporting the information needs of Asian American communities. It conveys the need for diversity in the LIS field, library programming, and resources to better reflect the experiences and needs of Asian Americans.

Information Activism

Information Activism PDF Author: Cait McKinney
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478009330
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 302
Book Description
For decades, lesbian feminists across the United States and Canada have created information to build movements and survive in a world that doesn't want them. In Information Activism Cait McKinney traces how these women developed communication networks, databases, and digital archives that formed the foundation for their work. Often learning on the fly and using everything from index cards to computers, these activists brought people and their visions of justice together to organize, store, and provide access to information. Focusing on the transition from paper to digital-based archival techniques from the 1970s to the present, McKinney shows how media technologies animate the collective and unspectacular labor that sustains social movements, including their antiracist and trans-inclusive endeavors. By bringing sexuality studies to bear on media history, McKinney demonstrates how groups with precarious access to control over information create their own innovative and resourceful techniques for generating and sharing knowledge.