Sunday, March 15, 2020

How to Request Materials

Please contact us if you have any questions about the LIS collection, or if you would like to request that we purchase an item for the LIS Collection. Be sure to include as much information as possible; the title, author, publisher, and ISBN are required minimally.
If you would like to request an item listed below, please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at email or (fax) 503-588-7119.

Most library staff are able to use their library’s interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact a member of the Library Support and Development staff to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RDA Made Simple: A Practical Guide to the New Cataloging Rules

Hart, Amy. RDA Made Simple: A Practical Guide to the New Cataloging Rules. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-485-8.

This all-in-one guide to RDA keeps it simple and provides practical advice in applying the standard. It covers planning and training considerations, presents relevant FRBR and FRAD background, and offers practical, step-by-step cataloging advice for a variety of material formats.

Table of Contents
Introduction: RDA Made Simple
Chapter 1: RDA History to 2008
Chapter 2: RDA HIstory 2008alt-1-5-0
Chapter 3: Planning for RDA
Chapter 4: Implementation Issues
Chapter 5: FRBR, FRAD, and RDA
Chapter 6: RDA's Introductory Chapter
Chapter 7: Navigating RDA
Chapter 8: Tips for Using RDA
Chapter 9: The "RDA Into MARC" Workflow: An Overview
Chapter 10: RDA Section 1: Manifestations and Items
Chapter 11: RDA Section 2: Naming Works and Expressions
Chapter 12: Describing Content for Works and Expressions
Chapter 13: RDA Section 6: Relationships of a Resource to Persons, Families, or Corporate Bodies
Chapter 14: RDA Section 8: Resource-to-Resource Relationships
Chapter 15: RDA Sections 3 and 9: Authority Work
Chapter 16: RDA Quick Reference Table of Contents
Chapter 17: RDA Into MARC Overview: Quick-Ref Chart
Chapter 18: MARC Chart: RDA Impacts
Chapter 19: MARC 264 Fields and Publication Dates
Chapter 20: Content, Media, and Carrier Types in MARC 33x
Chapter 21: Collaborations and Compilations
Chapter 22: Note Fields in RDA
Chapter 23: RDA Examples

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging: A Workbook of Examples

Haynes, Elizabeth, Joanna F. Fountain, and Michele Zwierski. Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging: A Workbook of Examples. 2nd edition.  Libraries Unlimited, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-61069-5

Ideal for students and both beginning and practicing catalogers in public, school, and academic libraries, this updated workbook offers targeted, hands-on exercises that enhance understanding of description, classification, subject analysis, subject heading application, and MARC 21 subject analysis.

Table of Contents
Exercises 1-100
Appendix A: Selected Genre/Form Terms
Appendix B: MARC Records for Selected Exercises: AACR2r and RDA
Index to Exercises in Numerical Order
Index to Titles of Materials in the Exercises
Index to Types of Materials
Index to Topics, Themes, Etc. in the Exercises

Cataloging and Managing Film & Video Collections: A Guide to using RDA and MARC21

Higgins, Colin. Cataloging and Managing Film & Video Collections: A Guide to using RDA and MARC21. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1299-7

This handbook clarifies the RDA cataloging protocol for DVDs and Blu-ray discs, expanding upon established guidelines for AACR2 and integrating them into the new standard. Along the way, Higgins introduces the fundamentals of filmmaking, including its history and technical vocabulary, providing context that will help catalogers quickly find the information relevant to their bibliographic records.

Table of Contents

1 A Brief History of Film and Its Formats 
2 Production and Distribution, Cast and Crew 
3 Contents 
4 Technical Features 
5 Television 
6 Older and Unusual Formats 
7 MARC 21 Records and AACR2 
8 Managing the Collection 
9 Streaming Video and the Future of the Optical Disc

Further Resources

A Sample Records
B Symbols Found on DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Their Cases

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books

Arndt, Theresa S. Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books. ALA TechSource, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1314-7

This guide from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) introduces the concept of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) in relation to e-books and offers 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library.

Table of Contents
1 What Is Demand-Driven Acquisition, and Why Do It? 
2 Local Policy Considerations and DDA Management 
3 Optimizing User Access with DDA
4 Budgeting for DDA
5 Cataloging Aspects of DDA—by Kirk Doran 
6 A ssessment of DDA
7 Participating in DDA with a Consortium 

A: Example of a DDA Workflow Using a Library Services Provider and an E-Book Aggregator
B: Common Characteristics of Successful DDA Programs