Balancing the spectrum of the collection 2007
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Balancing the spectrum of the collection 2007

on

  • 515 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
515
Views on SlideShare
515
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

CC Attribution License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Balancing the spectrum of the collection 2007 Balancing the spectrum of the collection 2007 Presentation Transcript

  • LIB 610 Collection Management Summer 2010
    Balancing the Spectrum of the Collection
  • Abstract
    2
  • Newtonian physics
    Newton first used the word spectrum (Latin for "appearance" or "apparition") in print in 1671 in describing his experiments in optics.
    Newton observed that when a narrow beam of sunlight strikes the face of a glass prism at an angle, some is reflected and some of the beam passes into and through the glass, emerging as different colored bands.
    Visible spectrum From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    3
  • Spectrum requires a prism
    Estonian composer ArvoPärt:
    I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.
    about his music: Alina 
    4
  • Prism as a filter
    Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin:
    The biographer finds that the past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns (1979). ‘‘Angles of Vision’’, in: Mark Pachter (Ed.), Telling Lives: the biographer’s art. Washington, DC: New Republic Books. Cited in Debate and Reflection: How to Write Journalism History
    5
  • The goal of collection building?
    Amanda Credaro:
    “. . . the ultimate goal of collection development must be to create a ‘balanced’ collection . . .”
    The Use of Reviewing Journals in School Libraries
    balanced
    6
  • What do you mean, balanced?
    Credaro:
    “. . . there is disagreement as to what actually constitutes a ‘balanced’ collection.”
    equal numbers of print and non-print resources?
    materials that present the arguments for both sides on controversial issues?
    a combination of both “demand” items and quality resources?
  • How can we tell?
    How do we know when we have “a well-balanced collection that meets the needs of our users”?
    “To evaluate the results of any particular intervention, we need to be able to clearly identify and define the desired state.”
    T. Scott Plutchak, “The art and science of making choices,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 2003 January; 91(1): 1–3.
  • Define your desired state!
    What is your library’s mission?
    Where, then, will be your point of balance?
  • A prism to view the full balanced spectrum
    Personal
    10
    Real
    Invented
    SMiley face
  • Two Continuums
    Real Invented
    Personal Smiley Face
  • Put ‘em together!
    Real
    Per
    so
    n
    a
    l
    SM
    il
    e
    y
    Invented
  • Application to Collections???
    . . . and Dragons????
  • Top Left Sector of Matrix
    14
    Real
    Up close and personal—and real!
    Folklore: Folklore is the body of expressiveculture,includingtales,music,dance,legends,oral history,proverbs,jokes,popular beliefs,customs,material culture, and so forth, common to a particular population, comprising thetraditions(includingoral traditions) of that culture,subculture, orgroup.(Wikipedia)
    Personal
    Invented
  • Dragons in folklore
    15
    St. George and the Dragon / Egorii / Iurii / Georgii
    • Region: North Africa
    • Time Period: 3rd and 4th Century AD
    • References in Literature: The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser
    • Sources: Everyone – He’s very popular
  • Dragons in Folklore
    16
    The oriental dragon is very different in appearance to the Occidental dragon. The tales differ just as much. In China the dragon is a creature to be worshipped and respected. Although they can still be fierce, they are mainly called to for help in times of need, by the people of China. The Japanese dragons are very different in personality, sharing traits with the western dragons. However they are still known to be both benevolent on occasion and certainly respected by the Japanese people.
  • Dragons in Native American Folklore
    17
    The Seven Headed Dragon – Ojibwa
    Sacred Medicine Water – Caddo
    The Chenoo, or the, story of a cannibal with an icy heart -- A Passamaquoddy and Micmac Legend
    Search the First People website for other examples!
  • Bottom Left Sector of Matrix
    18
    Invented, but Personal
    Real
    Personal
    Quality literature, sometimes adaptations, or else original writing, with universal appeal and meaning for everyman and everywoman
    Invented
  • An invented dragon who is very personal (if not exactly loveable!)
    19
    Smaug
    Smaug the Golden was a powerful, though greedy, reddish-gold dragon of Middle-earth, considered the mightiest Dragon of his time. He is the most prominent antagonist in The Hobbit. In the book, he lives in the Lonely Mountain, to the east of the Mirkwood Forest.
  • A good invented dragon
    20
    My Father’s Dragon
    A Newbery Honor–winning title and a favorite among children, My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, is a humorous adventure story about a clever and resourceful boy named Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.
    My Father’s Dragon
  • Real Smileys!
    Top Right of the Matrix
    21
    Real
    Recognizable stories, but unoriginal and shallow
  • Dragon stories that are real smileys?
    22
    In this first of the Dragon Slayers’ Academy series, Wiglaf, the put-upon sensitive son in a family of louts, heads off to school along with his faithful pet pig, Daisy. . . . This lightweight, amusing adventure rattles right along, without pretensions and with, given the series title, a resolution that cleverly avoids violence--Wiglaf slays the dragon with bad jokes. An entertaining confection. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)
    Copyright ©1997, Kirkus AssociatesReview cited by Amazon
  • Invented smileys[perhaps contrived?]
    Bottom Right of the Matrix
    23
    Generic, unoriginal, impersonal, shallow
    Invented
  • An invented “smiley” dragon?
    24
    What about the Dazzling Dragon?
    When Princess Daisy hears that a real dragon is being brought into the Princess Academy, she is terrified. What will her friends think of her being such a scaredy cat? But later Princess Daisy has a chance to show how brave she really is...
    Blurb from The Tiara Club website
  • Evaluation instrument
    Part of inventory or selection/acquisition
    Create a scattergram
    How to use this PRISM?
    25
    Real
    Per
    so
    n
    a
    l
























    Invented
  • Especially controversial ones!
    Balancing issues
    26
    ISSUE
    Personal
    COUNTERISSUE
  • 27
    Creationism
    Personal
    Evolution
  • Print vs. online
    Print Sources
    The originalnovels
    Personal
    http://www.hp-lexicon.org/
    http://www.mugglenet.com
    http://www.jkrowling.com/
    Online Sources
  • Important Native American Resource
    29
    Oyate
    Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know our stories belong to us. For Indian children, it is as important as it has ever been for them to know who they are and what they come from. For all children, it is time to know and acknowledge the truths of history. Only then will they come to have the understanding and respect for each other that now, more than ever, will be necessary for life to continue.
    Oyate: About Us
  • Another native Resource
    30
  • A Blog to be aware of
    31
  • The End