Innovative Redesign And Reorganization Of Library Technical Services: Paths For The Future And Case Studies by Bradford Lee EdenInnovative Redesign And Reorganization Of Library Technical Services: Paths For The Future And Case Studies by Bradford Lee Eden

Innovative Redesign And Reorganization Of Library Technical Services: Paths For The Future And Case…

byBradford Lee Eden

Paperback | April 30, 2004

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In the changing modern-day library, the area of technical services has undergone radical redesign and reorganization not just once, but many times in the last thirty years. Shrinking budgets, new electronic formats, the advent of the Internet, and technological innovations have drastically changed the face of library technical services departments and presented new challenges, such as finding and hiring qualified catalogers; dealing with the exponentially expanding range of print and electronic formats; reorganizing workflows due to staff reductions; and trying to find answers for organizing and describing information in its many manifestations. The first part of this book explores the future of technical services through surveys, research essays, and insightful opinion pieces. The second part focuses on redesign and reorganization efforts through a number of fascinating case studies. The majority of these case studies come from academic library technical services departments, highlighting efforts to meet and deal with challenges through a myriad of options. For anyone involved in the day-to-day supervision, management, and future of a library technical services department, this book will provide food for thought, as well as practical lessons.
Title:Innovative Redesign And Reorganization Of Library Technical Services: Paths For The Future And Case…Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.28 × 6.16 × 1.2 inPublished:April 30, 2004Publisher:Libraries UnlimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1591580927

ISBN - 13:9781591580928

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"Brad Eden has pulled together a rich compilation that extensively covers the topic of restructuring technical services....Taken as a whole, the book collects in one place an impressive body of experience, insight, evidence, and practical guidance on technical services redesign, staffing challenges, work-flows, and issues of quality, as well as lessons learned about initiating and leading change. Of immediate use to library leaders who are considering change in technical services are the numerous models for reorganization offered by authors....[a]n excellent sourcebook for ideas, examples, and key references to the library literature."-Library Resources & Technical Services