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The article above isn't actually all that easy to ...

2007-03-30T15:50:00.000-07:00

The article above isn't actually all that easy to find via Google Scholar, but it's there (it looks like by mistake). See http://libsnap.dom.edu/Reserves/Removed%20Reserves/LIS748Brown/LIS748Brown_What.pdf



Hope you don't mind me directing people here to th...

2007-03-20T09:55:00.000-07:00

Hope you don't mind me directing people here to the same article I reccommended on ngc4lib. Think it's still pretty much as good a starting point on 'what do collections mean now' NOW as it was 7 years ago. To me, that's a depressing indication of how little we've done, in thought or in action, since then.

Lee, H-L (2000) What is a collection?. Journal of the American Society for Information Science; 51 (12) Oct 2000, p.1106-13

"Unfortunately, the gaps in a library's OPAC cause a major hurdle for
users. They frustrate users by making part of the collection
inaccessible from the main entry point into the collection: the OPAC. It
also burdens users by forcing them to switch among a number of different
information retrieval systems (IRSs) to find all materials in a
library's collection. Although it is desirable from the user's
perspective to access all information items through an integrated IRS,
this is not the case at present in many American libraries. In system
design, information professionals - librarians in particular - need to
take this consideration seriously. In other words, an integrated
retrieval system should be an indispensable element of a well-developed
collection."

Michael McCully suggests you can find it free on the web via google scholar.



Jonathan Rochkind