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A handbook for media librarians, edited by Katharine Schopflin

Label
A handbook for media librarians
Title
A handbook for media librarians
Statement of responsibility
edited by Katharine Schopflin
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Media librarians - information workers employed by media organizations such as broadcasters and publishers of newspapers, magazines and websites - often seem to have a low profile in both the information profession and among their employers. Academic, legal and public librarians are often intrigued to discover that some of their peers work for the same people who provide their television programmes and daily newspaper. Yet, media companies, producing vast quantities of content in an increasing variety of formats, need people both to help them fill up column inches, pages or hours, and to organize this content afterwards so that it can be found again. Although unlikely to be called 'librarian' - 'researcher', 'media manager' or 'information manager' are more likely titles - information professionals continue to carry this task out for media organizations throughout the world. This practical handbook, the only one of its kind, explores the issues of central importance facing media librarians, archivists, cataloguers and researchers in their working lives. With chapters contributed by frontline practitioners who have experienced the problems for themselves, it covers: media libraries in the 21st century; managing intranets; picture libraries and librarianship; cataloguing television programmes; managing online subscriptions; legal issues for news databases and archives; regional libraries: a survivor's guide; and, swimming upstream in a media library. Media librarians often have little time for professional development activities. Questions like 'What resource should I buy?', 'Shall I let this user borrow this item?', 'Is it ethical for me to answer that question?' and 'How can I describe this footage?' set policy and precedent every day. This book condenses and synthesises this invaluable knowledge to equip media librarians to face the challenges of today's information world. It will also be essential reading for students of librarianship and information studies, and on other media-related courses
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
026.07
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4084.M85
LC item number
H36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Schopflin, Katharine
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  • Multimedia library services
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Digital libraries
  • Mass media
Label
A handbook for media librarians, edited by Katharine Schopflin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Media libraries in the 21st century / Katharine Schopflin -- The virtual media library (I) : managing intranets / Linda MacDonald and Katy Heslop -- Picture libraries and librarianship / Graeme Boyd -- Cataloging television programmes / Hazel Simpson ; Afterword / Katharine Schopflin -- The virtual media library (II) : managing online subscriptions / Joanne Playfoot and Katharine Schopflin -- Legal issues for news databases and archives / Ian Watson -- The regional news librarian : a survivor's guide / Colin Hunt -- Swimming upstream in a media library / Carol Bradley Bursack
Control code
CR9781856049955
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856049955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A handbook for media librarians, edited by Katharine Schopflin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Media libraries in the 21st century / Katharine Schopflin -- The virtual media library (I) : managing intranets / Linda MacDonald and Katy Heslop -- Picture libraries and librarianship / Graeme Boyd -- Cataloging television programmes / Hazel Simpson ; Afterword / Katharine Schopflin -- The virtual media library (II) : managing online subscriptions / Joanne Playfoot and Katharine Schopflin -- Legal issues for news databases and archives / Ian Watson -- The regional news librarian : a survivor's guide / Colin Hunt -- Swimming upstream in a media library / Carol Bradley Bursack
Control code
CR9781856049955
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856049955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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