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Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Creating the Future
Pamela Bluh (Editor)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8431-4
Publisher: ALCTS
Price: $38.50
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216 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8431-4
Year Published: 2007
This title will inform and delight readers who want a glimpse of the past fifty years of technical services librarianship. It will fortify and reenergize readers in today’s tech services trenches and encourage and pique the interest of tomorrow’s library professionals. Includes contributions from experts in acquisitions, collection management, classification, preservation, serials; an overview of the association’s international role; and a personal recollection of the development of the current Anglo American Cataloging Rules.
Table of Contents

Pamela Bluh and Brian E. C. Schottlaender

RTSD and ALCTS: A Personal History Through the Eyes of Our Leaders
Miriam Palm

Education For and About Technical Services: Where are We, and Where Do We Go Next?
Janet Swan Hill

The True History of AACR2, 1968-1988: A Personal Memoir (By One Who Was There)
Michael Gorman

Collection Development in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times
Peggy Johnson

Taming the Serials Beast: A Look Back and a Peek Forward
Regina Romano Reynolds

We are Not Alone: ALCTS and the World
David Miller

“And a Handful of Visionaries:” A History of Library Preservation
Yvonne Carignan

About the Author
Pamela Bluh is Associate Librarian for Technical Services & Administration at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland School of Law. While editor of the ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections, she conceived the idea of a compilation of essays reflecting on important achievements in technical services to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Bluh is currently serving as president of ALCTS.

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