Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Creating the Future

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8431-4
Published: 
2007
Publisher: 
ALCTS
Pages: 
216
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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  • About the Author

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.

Foreword/Forward
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

Pamela Bluh

Pamela Bluh is associate director for technical services and administration at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she is also responsible for the law school's institutional repository, the Digital Commons@UM Law. She has been active in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) for many years, having served as chair of the ALCTS Serials Section, chair of the Fundraising and Continuing Education Committees, and president of ALCTS (2007–2008). As editor of the ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections from 2003 to 2006, she worked closely with Cindy Hepfer to edit several publications. She was awarded the 2004 ALCTS Serials Section's Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award for her contributions to serials librarianship and received the 2012 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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