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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2013
Where do school librarians go to find out the latest on how the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is being used (and will be used) in the 21st-century virtual-knowledge world? The answer is two great websites containing: (1) the most current information on both Dewey and linked data at <http://dewey.info>; (2) Dewey here-and-now…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Classification, Information Sources, Electronic Publishing
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2010
This article provides an overview of and rationale for the use of authority in school libraries--from both an historical and current/future perspective. First, the importance of consistent, meaningful authority term context and form is discussed. Then, the exciting, yet challenging, role of authority in today's information world is…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Retrieval, School Libraries, Documentation
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2009
While teacher-librarians embrace the concept of equitable access when they select "multicultural" materials to include in their collections, plan special programs, and teach lessons on a variety of topics, what do they do to make equitable access a part of their online catalogs? Have they achieved (or nearly achieved) a consistent level of…
Descriptors: Library Materials, School Libraries, Online Catalogs, Spanish
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Every segment of life has its familiar products. In the food world, most people have heard of Kool-Aid, French's Mustard, and Coke. In the school library world, the Newbery Award, Scholastic, and AACR2 are well known nationwide. In this article, the author talks about AACR2, which stands for the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition. It…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Guidelines, History, School Libraries
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2007
From earliest beginnings in the 1990s, cataloging in school libraries is the product of three tasks--listing important details about an item (such as author, size, number of pages), selecting words and phrases that describe the item (such as subject headings, summary notes), and choosing numbers and codes that place the item on the shelf (such as…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Metadata, Cataloging, Curriculum
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Through the decades, the kinds of materials found in libraries have grown and changed, adapting to the needs of library users as well as economic, social, and even environmental factors. Similarly, the presentation format for cataloging content has changed. Another change is about to emerge in cataloging, and its name is FRBR (Functional…
Descriptors: Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Cataloging, Users (Information)
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses the main goal of this workshop, which is to show how the use of information literacy and instructional design theory and skills have been easily integrated into the normal classroom routine in one Ohio school district. (LRW)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills