Library and Information Science Text Series
by G. Edward Evans, Sheila S. Intner and Jean WQeihs
Introduction to Technical Services is a standard text material that provides a comprehensive approach to technical services. It is a work co-authored by G. Edward Evans, Sheila S. Intner and Jean WQeihs. While the first edition of this book has lasted some years, this is a revised edition published to provide an up-to-date and expanded approach to the field with emphasis to the rapidly changing environment and how it has affected the professional practices in the field.
Looking for a complete guide and information bank in the field of technical services, the Introduction to Technical Services covers all aspects of the field spanning from acquisition to the catalogue management department. While bringing the previously discussed topics and chapters up to date, this 8th edition comes with five new chapters created to do justices to the present norms, factors and procedural practices in the field. These chapters include the Technical Services Issues which discusses aspects related to physical space needs and their material; E-resources Issues which discuses and exposes the learner to how the growth e-materials influence technical service works and the Copy Cataloguing which examines issues surrounding the efficiency and fund management in technical services activities. The chapter on Overview and Decisions delves into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the relevancy of the local OPAC to the universe of knowledge and the last of the new chapters, Processing materials, takes into account the best way to identify items that go into the library and how they can be easily and properly located on the physical collection.
If you have read the previous chapters of this work, these are the improvements, new areas you should expect to learn a great deal from as their discussion is apt and direct to point comprising a wealth of substantial information in each chapter. On the other hand, all the other chapters have also been significantly improved and updated to reflect the technical service functions as it is done today on an era where technological advancements is leading almost every sector of human endeavor.
Features of The Book You May Like
Nobody enjoys being into a serious mental labor in the name of reading. I appreciate a book that is written in simple English with illustrative approaches to explanations for proper information dissemination. Luckily, Introduction to Technical Services cannot be done better. The authors did their best to make the work not just something that veterans in the field can refer to once in a while in the cause of their profession but a book that students and aspirers can hold as a guide into the profession. It is written with helpful illustrations, statistics and study guide questions meant to drive every point right where it should belong; in the soul. If you are a hungry soul exploring the world of library and information sciences, this book is a must have. It is just 484 pages concisely stuffed with substantial information and guides about the field.
What People Are Saying
Many people who have read this standard work expressed satisfaction not only with its direct approach to discussions but up-to-date information it presents owing to the influence of changes that has taken place over the recent years. While it has received an overwhelming acceptance from scholars and professionals in the field, this work has gathered massive worldwide reputations which lead to it being among the recommended texts for anybody wishing to pursue a career in this filed or perhaps somebody that is interested in library and information services at all. Notably, the latest edition is a mark of value among many readers. While updating the earlier information contained in the previous chapters, it came with several other new chapters written to present us with even more valuable information about the norms, function and practices of the profession.
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