Technical Services Operations and Systems: Fall 2016


John Lindaman


Long Island University


Fall 2016


The purpose of this course is to provide practical experience in Technical Services operations in libraries and information centers. The course will take place in the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to provide hands-on work in as many facets of Technical Services as possible, and to see the specifics of how they are implemented in a large research

Among the topics students will examine are: copy cataloging (both in Sierra and Connexion), library acquisitions, collection development, serials control, record loading, data manipulation, materials processing, knowledge organization, and integrated library systems. There will be some reading, but the focus will be on practice.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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