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Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Patricia Alvayay Oct 2015

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Patricia Alvayay

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In this book review, Patty Alvayay discusses Rethinking Library Technical Services: Redefining Our Profession for the Future by Mary Beth Weber.


Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls Jan 2015

Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls

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In this chapter, the author discusses and evaluates the effort to study and update relevant ethnic, racial, and other diverse subject headings. This discussion includes the work of the Library of Congress and software vendors. The author encourages for the technical services community to develop, use, and change subject headings to accurately reflect society.


A Library Is Not The Books: An Ethical Obstacle To The Digital Library, James M. Donovan Jan 2012

A Library Is Not The Books: An Ethical Obstacle To The Digital Library, James M. Donovan

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Casual and thoughtful speakers alike frequently use “library” as though it were the collective noun for “book”: A herd of cows, a murder of crows, a library of books. In practice it matters little whether “book” is understood as a specific physical artifact of ink and paper, or whether it refers more generically to any information-containing entity. The consistent point appears to be that in the presence of a sufficient number of those items, a library necessarily rises into existence.

This implied relationship proves critical to debates over the implications of digital formats for libraries. If libraries are reducible to ...