DUBLIN, Ohio, April 6, 1994--The proceedings of the Feb. 4, 1994, symposium held at ALA Midwinter in Los Angeles and titled "The Future is NOW: The Changing Face of Technical Services," are now available.
The symposium covered topics such as the role of outsourcing, extending local information resources, future electronic communications, and efficient centralized cataloging.
Speakers included Michael Gorman, dean of library services, California State University, Fresno; Tia Gozzi, director of technical services, Stanford University; Arnold Hirshon, university librarian, Wright State University; Glen Holt, director, St. Louis Public Library; Colleen Hyslop, assistant director of systems and access services and head of technical services, Michigan State University; and James Rush, executive director, PALINET. Martin Dillon, director of OCLC's library resources management division, served as moderator.
OCLC sponsored the symposium to give library professionals the opportunity to discuss future changes in technical services, as well as future methods for streamlining information processes and reducing costs.
Copies of proceedings are available on the Internet, in hard copy, and on video tape.
The print version has been distributed to OCLC cataloging members and OCLC-affiliated regional networks. Additional copies of the print version are available on request, at no charge, from the OCLC Documentation Department, Mail Code 123, 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017-3395. A complete mailing address should be provided and Product Code MAN2340 specified with requests for additional copies.
The 2-hour-38-minute video is available for 21 days through OCLC's PRISM interlibrary loan system. ILL requests listing OCLC control number 29785444 and the video title, "The Future is NOW: The Changing Face of Technical Services," may be sent to the OCLC Information Center (holding symbol OCC). Libraries that do not participate in PRISM ILL may send requests on the ALA Interlibrary Loan request form to: OCLC, P.O. Box 7777, Dublin, OH 43017-0702. Borrowed tapes may be duplicated for the borrowing organization's use.
For instructions on accessing the proceedings via the Internet, send the e-mail message get ala_symposia/cataloging1994 instructions, in the body of the message, not in the subject line, to email@example.com.
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