ALso, if the online versions retain links to the historical changes
within, just somethign else to consider too. Many like to keep the
print versions because they have annotated them with local practice
too, at least from times past. If much of this is present in the
online versions through historical changes/updates, then some of them
may just be taking up unnecessary space too.
Not all, but those that are duplicated in other formats. Depends on
the use and need and what other libraries are in your area. Many
libraries in recent years have discarded Mansells NUC pre 1956 too ,
yet this remains an invaluable resources for research collections
still adn whose holdings are not reflected in any other online
resource such as WorldCat etc.
Look at the content and gaps online vs print & use/need. State
libraries I would think should keep copies as repositories, unless
really duplicated elsewhere.
Cheers & happy weekend all,
Karen Weaver, MLS
Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management,
Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA
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On 3/18/11, Allyson Carlyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As a person interested in history, I do hope that more than one library is
> keeping copies of professional cataloging tools. I am remembering someone
> saying that to insure preservation of a complete run of a serial, 13
> libraries (or was that 8? 7? So much for my memory!) needed to retain a
> If the libraries that have LIS programs don't keep these, then I don't know
> who will. I'm sure LC keeps them, but there should not been only a single
> library doing this.
> In my opinion, they will be of historical interest to a wide range of
> scholars. Currently one of our faculty members is studying how
> classifications change over time. He has looked at the topic of "eugenics"
> across the life of the DDC. This kind of study is not just important for
> faculty in LIS, but also important for historians, researchers in cultural,
> popular and media history, gender studies, women's studies - I could go on!
> My vote? Save.
> Regarding Cataloger's Desktop, that I don't know. I hope they are retaining
> archival copies.
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> Subject: [eduCAT] Print copies of professional tools--Preservation?
> As the library servicing the only library school in the State of Ohio we
> have always tried to retain copies of all of the professional tools (LCC
> Class, Subject heading manuals, the red books, etc. As new issues are
> published, we send older ones to our depository. Our thinking is that
> researchers in the future may wish to know what the rules were in particular
> points in time.
> The day is come when we are wondering if we should be doing this. We spend a
> lot of money, time, and effort to purchase and house items we never use,
> because we are concurrently paying for and using the online versions.
> Is anyone else archiving print professional tools? Does LC maintain a set?
> Who is digitally archiving the tools that appear on Cat Desktop?
> Thank you.
> Margaret Maurer
> Editor, TechKNOW
> Head, Catalog & Metadata
> Associate Professor
> Kent State University Libraries
> 370 Library, P.O. Box 5190
> Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
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