Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century

Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century

Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices.

Author: Elaine Sanchez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598847024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices. * Contains essays authored by experienced, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and other experts * Includes original research survey results on librarians' views regarding current topics such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, the use of upstream data, and cataloging on the Semantic Web * Contains an introductory timeline and history of cataloging and metadata from ancient to present times * Provides a chronological bibliography of selected works related to cataloging and libraries through 1800 and a more complete bibliography of related works * Includes a foreword and afterword by three internationally known and respected cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Library Technical Services

Rethinking Library Technical Services

Michael Gorman, foreword to Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century,
ed. Elaine R. Sanchez (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010), viii–ix. 3.
David Miller, “Basic Values and the Future of Cataloging,” paper presented at the
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Author: Mary Beth Weber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442238640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Will library technical services exist thirty years from now? If so, what do leading experts see as the direction of the field? In this visionary look at the future of technical services, Mary Beth Weber, Head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers and editor of Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), the official journal of ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services and one of the top peer-reviewed scholarly technical services journals has compiled a veritable who’s who of the field to answer just these questions. Experts including Amy K. Weiss, Sylvia Hall-Ellis, and Sherri L. Vellucci answer vital questions like: Is there a future for traditional cataloging, acquisitions, and technical services? How can librarians influence the outcome of vendor-provided resources such as e-books, licensing, records sets, and authority control? Will RDA live up to its promise? Are approval plans and subject profiles relics of the past? Is there a need to curate data through its lifecycle? What skills will be needed in the future in technical services jobs?
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversations with Natasha Trethewey

Conversations with Natasha Trethewey

Poets, American—21st century—Interviews. I. Hall, Joan Wylie, editor of
compilation. PS3570.R433Z46 2013 811'.54—dc23 [B] 2013008041 British
Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available Contents Introduction vii
Chronology xxvi An ...

Author: Joan Wylie Hall

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617038808

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966) describes her mode as elegiac. Although the loss of her murdered mother informs each book, Trethewey’s range of forms and subjects is wide. In compact sonnets, elegant villanelles, ballad stanzas, and free verse, she creates monuments to mixed-race children of colonial Mexico, African American soldiers from the Civil War, a beautiful prostitute in 1910 New Orleans, and domestic workers from the twentieth-century North and South. Because her white father and her black mother could not marry legally in Mississippi, Trethewey says she was “given” her subject matter as “the daughter of miscegenation.” A sense of psychological exile is evident from her first collection, Domestic Work (2000), to the recent Thrall (2012). Biracial people of the Americas are a major focus of her poetry and her prose book Beyond Katrina, a meditation on family, community, and the natural environment of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The interviews featured within Conversations with Natasha Trethewey provide intriguing artistic and biographical insights into her work. The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet cites diverse influences, from Anne Frank to Seamus Heaney. She emotionally acknowledges Rita Dove’s large impact, and she boldly positions herself in the southern literary tradition of Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren. Commenting on “Pastoral,” “South,” and other poems, Trethewey guides readers to deeper perception and empathy.
Categories: Literary Collections

Conversations with Robert Stone

Conversations with Robert Stone

Title: Conversations with Robert Stone / edited by William Heath. ... Civilization,
Modern—21st century. ... Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available
Contents Introduction vii Chronology xxi An Interview with Robert Stone
Dedication ...

Author: William Heath

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Ever since A Hall of Mirrors depicted the wild side of New Orleans in the 1960s, Robert Stone (1937-2015) has situated novels where America has shattered and the action is at a pitch. In Dog Soldiers, he covered the Vietnam War and drug smuggling. A Flag for Sunrise captured revolutionary discontent in Central America. Children of Light exposed the crass values of Hollywood. Outerbridge Reach depicted how existential angst can lead to a longing for heroic transcendence. The clash of religions in Jerusalem drove Damascus Gate. Traditional town-gown tensions amid twenty-first-century culture wars propelled Death of the Black-Haired Girl. Stone's reputation rests on his mastery of the craft of fiction. These interviews are replete with insights about the creative process as he responds with disarming honesty to probing questions about his major works. Stone also has fascinating things to say about his remarkable life--a schizophrenic mother, a stint in the navy, his involvement with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, and his presence at the creation of the counterculture. From the publication of A Hall of Mirrors until his death in 2015, Stone was a major figure in American literature.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations with Tocqueville

Conversations with Tocqueville

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of
Congress Cataloging-in-Pub1ication Data Conversations with Tocqueville: the
global democratic revolution in the twenty-first century / edited by Aurelian
Craiutu and ...

Author: Aurelian Crăiuțu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078775106

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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In this book, the collected writers argue that Tocquevillian analytics can be used to understand developments in non-Western as well as Western societies and can be updated to address such issues as globalization, ethnicity, and New WorldDOld World and EastDWest dynamics. This cross-disciplinary book brings together fourteen authors from three continents whose reflections on the prospects for democracy invite us to reconsider the virtues and limitations of democratic institutions and principles across the world.
Categories: Political Science

A Guide to Historical Map Resources for Greater New York

A Guide to Historical Map Resources for Greater New York

... specialists will be leading the rest of the library world into the 21st century ,
whether they want to or not . ... In this respect , the Map Cataloging Manual is G &
M ' s autobiography and not a leadership manual for the spatial data cataloging
community . ... precisely what its title implies and its introduc' Telephone
conversation with Cataloging Distribution Service , Library of Congress ,
February 21 , 1992 .

Author: Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0932757022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 56

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversations with Texas Writers

Conversations with Texas Writers

Publication of this work was made possible in part by support from the J . E .
Smothers , Sr . , Memorial Foundation and the National ... Library of Congress
Cataloging - in - Publication Data Conversations with Texas writers / edited by
Frances Leonard and Ramona Cearley ... Authors , American — 21st century -
Interviews .

Author: Frances Leonard

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173019637085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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Larry McMurtry declares, "Texas itself doesn't have anything to do with why I write. It never did." Horton Foote, on the other hand, says, "I've just never had a desire to write about any place else." In between those figurative bookends are hundreds of other writers--some internationally recognized, others just becoming known--who draw inspiration and often subject matter from the unique places and people that are Texas. To give everyone who is interested in Texas writing a representative sampling of the breadth and vitality of the state's current literary production, this volume features conversations with fifty of Texas's most notable established writers and emerging talents. The writers included here work in a wide variety of genres--novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, essays, nonfiction, and magazine journalism. In their conversations with interviewers from the Writers' League of Texas and other authors' organizations, the writers speak of their apprenticeships, literary influences, working habits, connections with their readers, and the domestic and public events that have shaped their writing. Accompanying the interviews are excerpts from the writers' work, as well as their photographs, biographies, and bibliographies. Joe Holley's introductory essay--an overview of Texas writing from Cabeza de Vaca's 1542 Relaci�n to the work of today's generation of writers, who are equally at home in Hollywood as in Texas--provides the necessary context to appreciate such a diverse collection of literary voices. A sampling from the book: "This land has been my subject matter. One thing that distinguishes me from the true naturalist is that I've never been able to look at land without thinking of the people who've been on it. It's fundamental to me." --John Graves "Writing is a way to keep ourselves more in touch with everything we experience. It seems the best gifts and thoughts are given to us when we pause, take a deep breath, look around, see what's there, and return to where we were, revived." --Naomi Shihab Nye "I've said this many times in print: the novel is the middle-age genre. Very few people have written really good novels when they are young, and few people have written really good novels when they are old. You just tail off, and lose a certain level of concentration. Your imaginative energy begins to lag. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and most writers do repeat themselves." --Larry McMurtry "I was a pretty poor cowhand. I grew up on the Macaraw Ranch, east of Crane, Texas. My father tried very hard to make a cowboy out of me, but in my case it never seemed to work too well. I had more of a literary bent. I loved to read, and very early on I began to write small stories, short stories, out of the things I liked to read." --Elmer Kelton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations on Sculpture

Conversations on Sculpture

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means , electronic or mechanical , including photocopying ... WA 98145 - 5096
www . washington . edu / uwpress Library of Congress Cataloging - in -
Publication Data Conversations on Sculpture Edited ... Sculpture , Modern —
21st century .

Author: Glenn Harper

Publisher: Isc Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079199884

Category: Art

Page: 325

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A unique collection of interviews with contemporary sculptors drawn from the 25-year history of Sculpture magazine, Conversations on Sculpture offers a valuable overview of three-dimensional art at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. The 43 interviews in Conversations on Sculpture capture the wide-ranging possibilities that characterize contemporary sculpture. The book includes an introduction by Robert Hobbs, discussing the sculptors interviewed and also the value of the interview format in exploring contemporary art and artists. There are full-color illustrations throughout. The second book in the ?Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture? series from the newly inaugurated ISC Press, Conversations on Sculpture includes interviews with Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Richard Deacon, Wolfgang Laib, James Turrell, Xu Bing, Liza Lou, Mario Merz, Richard Tuttle, Maurizio Cattelan, and other prominent and emerging artists from the U.S., China, the U.K., Italy, Germany, Cuba, Argentina, Nigeria, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, Korea, Spain, and Ghana. The two volumes, A Sculpture Reader and Conversations on Sculpture, are an invaluable history of contemporary sculpture, installation art, new media, and public art.
Categories: Art

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism

ISBN - 13 : 978 - 0 - 230 - 60469 – 8 ISBN - 10 : 0 – 230 – 60469 – 2 Library of
Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Haytock , Jennifer Anne . ... (
American literature readings in the 21st century ) Includes bibliographical
references .

Author: Jennifer Haytock

Publisher: American Literature Readings i

ISBN: UOM:39015073935291

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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This study imagines modernism as a series of conversations and locates Edith Wharton’s voice in those debates.
Categories: Fiction

To End a Conversation

To End a Conversation

6 C2008 - 904525 - 4 Publisher Cataloging - in - Publiocation Data ( U . S ) (
Library of Congress Standards ) Riess , Kelly - Anne . To end a conversation /
Kelly - Anne Riess . ( 64 ) p . ... Canadian poetry – Women – 21st century . I . Title
. 811 .

Author: Kelly-Anne Riess

Publisher: Thistledown PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015082678940

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Poems that portray women in loneliness, longing and in the hands of often brutal lovers, but that also show the resilience of the human spirit to endure.
Categories: Poetry

Power Systems

Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S.
Empire Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian. Metropolitan Books Henry Holt ...
Democratization—Arab countries—History—21st century. 2. Arab Spring, 2010–
3.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9780805096163

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, Power Systems shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.
Categories: Political Science

Composition in the Digital World

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers Robert Raines. they write
a ... He was not very interested in memorializing his ideas or cataloging his music
, and only looked toward the future, like many jazz musicians of his generation.

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199357055

Category: Music

Page: 352

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American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.
Categories: Music

Rewiring the Real

Rewiring the Real

In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and
Don DeLillo Mark C. Taylor. Columbia university Press Publishers Since ...
American literature—21st century—History and criticism. 4. Gaddis, William, 1922
– 1998.

Author: Mark C. Taylor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231531641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry that invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman. William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who explore this phenomenon thoroughly in their work. Engaging the works of each in conversation, Mark C. Taylor discusses their sophisticated representations of new media, communications, information, and virtual technologies and their transformative effects on the self and society. He focuses on Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the Dark, Danielewski's House of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interplay of technology and religion in their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their challenging ideas and inventive styles reveal the fascinating ways religious interests affect emerging technologies and how, in turn, these technologies guide spiritual aspirations. To read these novels from this perspective is to see them and the world anew.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

City and regional planning is not the subject of this essay , but is offered only as
an example of the possible long - range ... University of California at Berkeley :
specifically to a recent extensive conversation about his own new ideas of “
sense of place . ... distance access to the cataloging and the collections , and
glimpses of the great amount of work already under way in Paris to assemble the
“ digital 12 .

Author: Terry Webb

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015047739092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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"Thirteen libraries are discussed by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project: planning, design, special concerns, political or social issues, and services"--Back cover.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts

1 This article includes a very brief discussion of our history as a profession ,
followed by some brief definitions of the ... and concludes with a discussion of the
essential competencies that all 21st century information professionals must
master ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079680461

Category: Information science

Page:

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Categories: Information science

The Catholic Library World

The Catholic Library World

This is a ticketed meal event . ... College of Advancing Studies , Boston College
Libraries , Chestnut Hill , MA In the 21st century we will be doing more work ... AM
Children ' s Libraries Section Belvidere B Conversations with Susan Hirschman ,
2004 Regina Medal Recipient In this ... Libraries Section and Cataloging and
Classification Round Table Maverick B Not for Catalogers Only : Gaining Insight
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063395928

Category: Catholic libraries

Page:

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Categories: Catholic libraries

Library Literature

Library Literature

In Collection management for the 21st century . ... L . A conversation with an
Internet librarian ( Gary Price , subject specialist at George Washington University
' s Virginia campus ) il Comput Libr v17 p50 - 2 Ap ' 97 Skinner , R . Collecting
bits ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081495387

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page:

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"An index to library and information science".
Categories: Bibliographical literature

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

... has grown to more than 500 . Discussion subjects range from specific titles and
movie tie - ins , to cataloging and shelving issues , and even comic ... BY GAIL
JUNION - METZ Librarian's Internet 21st - Century. 28 School Library Journal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000054756090

Category: Children's libraries

Page:

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Categories: Children's libraries

What is Poetry

What is Poetry

Author: Daniel Kane

Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113025345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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Categories: Literary Criticism

What Does a Jew Want

What Does a Jew Want

What does a Jew Want?: on binationalism and other specters/ Udi Aloni; edited
by Slavoj Žižek; conversations and comments by Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, and
Slavoj Žižek p. ... Israel—Politics and government—21st century—Philosophy. 4.

Author: Udi Aloni

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527378

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, Udi Aloni joins with Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler to confront the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their bold question: Will a new generation of Israelis and Palestinians dare to walk together toward a joint Israel-Palestine? Through a collage of meditation, interview, diary, and essay, Aloni and his interlocutors present a personal, intellectual, and altogether provocative account rich with the insights of philosophy and critical theory. They ultimately foresee the emergence of a binational Israeli-Palestinian state, incorporating the work of Walter Benjamin, Edward Said, and Jewish theology to recast the conflict in secular theological terms.
Categories: Religion