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  • 1. Bibliographies and Indexes LIB 640 Information Sources and Services Summer 2012
  • 2. Define Bibliography? 2
  • 3. What is a bibliography? Bibliography  Strictly speaking, a systematic list or enumeration of written works by a specific author or on a given subject, or that share one or more common characteristics (language, form, period, place of publication, etc.). When a bibliography is about a person, the subject is the bibliographee. A bibliography may be comprehensive or selective. Long bibliographies may be published serially or in book form. The person responsible for compiling a bibliography is the bibliographer. 3
  • 4. Bibliographies in school libraries? Librarian-created for book clubs, summer reading, teachers, etc. 4 http://murraylib640.org/AlexiPadReadingLists.pdf
  • 5. Bibliographies in school libraries? Collection development resources
  • 6. What is an index?
  • 7. Librarian’s definition? index from ODLIS • An alphabetically arranged list of headings consisting of the personal names, places, and subjects treated in a written work, with page numbers to refer the reader to the point in the text at which information pertaining to the heading is found. • Also refers to an open-end finding guide to the literature of an academic field or discipline (example: Philosopher's Index), to works of a specific literary form (Biography Index) or published in a specific format (Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature), or to the analyzed contents of a serial publication (New York Times Index). Indexes of this kind are usually issued in monthly or quarterly paperback supplements, cumulated annually.
  • 8. Specific type of index? periodical index from ODLIS  A cumulative list of periodical articles in which the citations are entered by subject (or in classified arrangement) and sometimes under the author's last name, separately or in a single alphabetic sequence. Periodical indexes may be general (example: Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature), devoted to a specific academic discipline (Education Index) or group of disciplines (Humanities Index), or limited to a particular type of publication (Alternative Press Index). In libraries, periodical indexes are available in print and as bibliographic databases, online or on CD-ROM.
  • 9. More familiar term now Databases http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/issue/januaryfebruary-2012
  • 10. Database availability in KY schools?   Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information resources. We strive for equitable access to quality library and information resources for all Kentuckians. We see ourselves as partners to Kentucky's educational institutions and are here to support information literacy and lifelong learning. • about KYVL
  • 11. An important point Membership to KYVL – Why bother? Posted: May 1st, 2012 | By: Enid [Wohlstein, Director of KYVL]  You must be a KYVL member to access the KYVL research databases. For these subscriptions, the Council on Postsecondary Education [KYVL’s parent agency] and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) subsidize your library’s access with over $1 million in contributions.  Individual districts and libraries would spend far more subscribing to these resources independently — over $20 million retail annually. The ability to negotiate state-wide access results in substantial savings for our state and ensures equal access to information for all Kentuckians.
  • 12. More on KYVL membership Opting-out removes access  Each district, each public library or college that chooses to opt out of KYVL will impact the cost for everyone. Full participation from the school districts, public libraries and universities lowers the costs to each member — the more participation, the greater the distribution of costs. Public libraries in many counties are already struggling and may not have adequate hours, technology, or staffing to handle higher costs for online resources and delivery of interlibrary loan materials. Without an active subscription to KYVL, a library will not be licensed to supply KYVL credentials to its users.  Does your district have membership? • Membership to KYVL – Why bother?