This Week on Best of Publib 07.20.09

Best of Publib Current Topics and Tag List

This week in Best of Publib includes some interesting discussions on the profitability of book sales and nuances of weeding along with some interesting revelations about Amazon and Kindle. Topics we will be reviewing include:

  • Non-resident fees
  • Amazon and Kindle – the disappearance of 1984
  • H1N1 – don’t call it pig flu!
  • CCTV and who is watching the watchers

Phalbe Henriksen - library director from the great state of North Carolina – has also notified us of her new Hurricane Hints blog :  Hurricane Hints

Elisa Babel Adult Librarian at  the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library in DC - has joined BestofPublib as a contributing editor.

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Tag List

The following tag list/ header list is proposed as the final organization structure for BestofPublib.
Recommendations for exclusion and inclusion from editors or the readership should be completed by July 24th:

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Donations
Exchanges
Cataloging
Centralized processing
Collection management
Collection development
- Book lists
- Book selection
- Media selection
- Archives
- Special Collections
- Genealogy
- Local History
- Children’s Collections
- YA Collections
Favorite Books 2003
Favorite Books 2004
Favorite Books 2005
Favorite Books 2006
Favorite Books 2007
Favorite Books 2008
Favorite Books 2009
Serials control systems

*Public services

Circulation
Interlibrary Loan
Outreach programs
Multimedia services
On-line services
Photocopying services
Public access computers
Readers’ advisory services
Reference services
Activity programs
- Childrens
- Adult
- YA
- Seniors
Cultural programs

*Library organization

Community-school
Regional libraries
Rural libraries
Mobile libraries
Virtual libraries
Government libraries
Urban libraries
Special libraries
Public-academic
Health libraries

*Administration

Buildings & Grounds
- Landscaping
- Architecture
- Plumbing
- HVAC
- Electrical
- Interior
- Furnishings
Centralization
Contracting out
Departments
Employment
Finance
Friends Groups
Government policy
Personnel
Proposal writing
Public relations
Trustees
Welfare administration

*Library Profession

Research
Humor
Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Societies, etc.
Sociological aspects
Terminology
Mentoring
Minorities
Women
Moral and ethical aspects
Data processing
Web librarianship

*Technology

Databases
Hardware
Software

 

 

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