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Mining Social Tagging Data For Enhanced Subject Access For Readers And Researchers, Karen G. Lawson Nov 2009

Mining Social Tagging Data For Enhanced Subject Access For Readers And Researchers, Karen G. Lawson

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Social tagging enables librarians to partner with users to provide enhanced subject access. This paper quantifies and compares LC subject headings from each of 31 different subject divisions with user tags from Amazon.com and LibraryThing assigned to the same titles. The intersection and integration of these schemas is described and evaluated.


Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture (Fall 2009), Edward A. Goedeken Oct 2009

Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture (Fall 2009), Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

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Job Satisfaction Among Academic Cataloger Librarians, Joan M. Leysen, Jeanne M.K. Boydston May 2009

Job Satisfaction Among Academic Cataloger Librarians, Joan M. Leysen, Jeanne M.K. Boydston

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

This article details the results of a May 2007 study of job satisfaction of cataloger librarians at ARL member libraries in the United States. Eighty-eight percent of the cataloger librarians studied were satisfied with their current job and the majority would make the same career choice again. Job facets that cataloger librarians found most important were the benefits package, relationships with coworkers, and opportunities to learn new skills. Catalogers wanted to be treated fairly, be consulted about issues directly related to their work, be informed about current activities in their department, have their opinions respected and considered, and have an ...


Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture: Spring 2009, Edward A. Goedeken Apr 2009

Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Libraries, Librarianship, And Book Culture: Spring 2009, Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

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It's All About The Relationships—In Serials, In Frbr, In Life: An Interview With Olivia M. A. Madison, Lori Osmus Kappmeyer Jan 2009

It's All About The Relationships—In Serials, In Frbr, In Life: An Interview With Olivia M. A. Madison, Lori Osmus Kappmeyer

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Olivia M. A. Madison talks about her roles in the library profession and how her career developed along with them, most importantly the unanticipated relationships connecting the elements of her career. She discusses the influence of serials work on her career, her cataloging experiences, the early days of OCLC, her work in CC:DA, her adventures at IFLA, the development of FRBR, the future of bibliographic control, and her development as a librarian at Iowa State University.


The Literature Of American Library History, 2006–2007, Edward A. Goedeken Jan 2009

The Literature Of American Library History, 2006–2007, Edward A. Goedeken

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Historians of American libraries have spent many years puzzling over the function and meaning of libraries in American life and culture. Perhaps as Aristotle believed those long years ago, we need to peel away all the layers of mythology and mistaken assumptions and look anew at the function of the library in its many guises as a product and a producer of American culture. Recent efforts have shown that we have not shrunk from this duty; indeed, for the period 2006–2007 we have been blessed—for the most part—with another outpouring of scholarship relating to the history of ...