Museum Librarianship, 2d ed.

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About the Book

In this second edition to Museum Librarianship, the author offers guidance in planning and providing information services in a museum—beginning or revitalizing the library; collection development and the bibliographic process; technical services; administration; space and equipment requirements; fundamental services; extended information services; and the information partnership between museums and their libraries. The Internet and other electronic resources are fully covered.
The focus of this new edition has shifted slightly from mainly dealing with the start-up aspects to an emphasis on the goals of library and information services in a museum, and the processes through which such services can be achieved. The author’s underlying goal is to help enhance and enrich the encounter of the museum-goer with enduring objects, in a time when we all seem to be assailed on every side by random noise and flickering image.

About the Author(s)

Esther Green Bierbaum is professor emeritus at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Esther Green Bierbaum
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2000
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0867-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0033-8
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“thoroughly readable…important…eloquent”—Library Journal; “all aspects…are covered”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “well-written…well-done work…recommended”—ARBA; “vital resource…offers comprehensive practical guidance”—The Australian Library Journal; “provide[s] a simple framework for organizing and structuring a library”—Technicalities; “useful, practical…writing is clear, concise and easy to understand”—Feliciter.