The purpose of this paper is to provide some of the institutional and operational context of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Information and Library Studies…
The purpose of this paper is to provide some of the institutional and operational context of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Information and Library Studies (SILS) prior to 2000.
The history of the School, its predecessor, and the context in which it operated after 1977 is briefly outlined, using contemporary published and in‐house archival evidence, from the 1960s to the late 1990s.
Areas of convergence with UK library information science (LIS) education are identified, but also some key differences regarding LIS workforce recruitment, and third level educational provision in Ireland. Factors which influenced the curricular development of the school are cited, in particular the role of the UK Institute of Information Scientists, founded in 1958.
The study is based on contemporary published sources, and a preliminary examination of SILS archival evidence which has survived from the decades in question. Valuable records concerning the education and training role of the Library Association of Ireland, founded in 1928, have been recently analysed by Ellis‐King. A proposal for research funding to enable further exploration has been submitted.
Owing to its focus on Ireland (ROI) the paper expands recent coverage of UK professional education for librarianship prior to 2000.
The Library is now in a position to check the receipt of copyright accessions by matching incoming publications with the bibliographic data on the British Marc tapes, distributed by the BNB. The Copyright Agency can be notified of material which has not been received or perhaps not even been claimed by the Agency; claims must be submitted to publishers within 12 months of publication date. It is possible to establish both for the Library and for readers within the subject fields prescribed by them, what current British copyright material has been received each week, before it is catalogued. When American Marc tapes, also to be distributed by BNB, covering North American and a wide selection of new European publications become available to the Library for book selection and ordering, (= phase 2), readers will receive a second listing of SDI. This second listing is, in fact, a current awareness service of new published books and does not correspond to the Library's accessions. The Library is now introducing catalogue worksheets for the production of machine readable records of secondhand and noncopyright material acquired by the Library, as well as ‘BNB exclusion’, i.e., anything not on BNB Marc tapes. Once the records have been fed into the system from the catalogue worksheets, readers may receive accession lists of all books received in the Library and included in the classified catalogue on the subjects they have specified for their SDI profile.
Since January 1971, the British National Bibliography has been producing MARC tapes as a by‐product of the process of computer type‐setting the printed BNB Weekly List. (In this paper, the tapes are referred to as ‘BNB MARC’.) Experimental tapes have been available since 1968. In July and August 1971, Aslib Research and Development Department carried out a survey of BNB MARC users, limited to those libraries in the British Isles using the tapes for a regular service or experimenting with them as a part of the original MARC network (listed in Appendix II). The report is limited to the use in mid‐1971 of MARC tapes provided by BNB, but Appendix III includes brief notes on some work begun after August 1971. No system is described in depth; those interested in greater detail are referred to the selected references at the end. Most of the systems, especially operational ones, are reported there, making description here unnecessary.
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This article surveys the literature dealing with theory and applications of life cycle costing (LCC). It deals with the literature published in the last 25 years and…
This article surveys the literature dealing with theory and applications of life cycle costing (LCC). It deals with the literature published in the last 25 years and provides 667 references.