Outsourcing library technical services operations : practices in academic, public, and special libraries / edited by Karen A. Wilson, Marylou Colver.

Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations: Practices in Academic, Public, and Special Libraries gives librarians the chance to "sample" the outsourcing practices of other libraries before making a commitment or a costly mistake. Outsourcing initially seems attractive to library dec...

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Corporate Author: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Commercial Technical Services Committee.
Other Authors: Wilson, Karen A., Colver, Marylou.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, [1997]
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Academic libraries
  • Outsourced cataloguing and physical processing at the University of Alberta Library
  • Vendor preprocessing of approval material and cataloging records for the University of Arizona Library
  • Authority control and record enrichment outsourcing at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Freelance cataloging: outsourcing original cataloging at Central Oregon Community College Library
  • Strategic planning for technical services: outsourcing copy cataloging at the libraries of the Claremont Colleges
  • Authority control: outsourcing retrospective and ongoing processing at the Emory University Libraries
  • Cataloging music scores and foreign language material: outsourcing at Florida Atlantic University Libraries
  • Project Muse: outsourcing authority work and hypertext markup of tables of contents for electronic journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Outsourcing cataloguing and physical processing: a Canadian experience at the University of Manitoba Libraries
  • Insourcing of cataloging for a special collection: an alternative to outsourcing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
  • Leveraging value from the J. Hugh Jackson Library's collections: outsourcing document delivery and tables of contents services at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Library
  • pt. 2. Public libraries
  • Opening-day collections and current acquisitions: outsourcing item record creation and physical processing for the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library System
  • From selection to shelf: outsourcing book selection, copy cataloging and physical processing at Fort Worth Public Library
  • Outsourcing three technical services operations: physical processing, copy cataloging, and authority control at Houston Public Library
  • pt. 3. Special libraries
  • The outsourcing solution for cataloging and database maintenance at the Chubb Law & Business Library
  • Outsourcing becomes insourcing: cataloging ephemeral trade literature at the Indiana Historical Society Library
  • Works referenced frequently
  • Selected annotated bibliography.