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Understanding collections : description and access

Author: Lorraine Normore; OCLC. Office of Research.
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : English
Publication:Annual review of OCLC research (Online) 1999
Database:WorldCat
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Collections provide a challenge because they can be characterized both as a single entity and as a grouping of other entities which may themselves be of interest. The demands of this dual nature are discussed in the context of CORC pathfinders and special and archival collections. A current Office of Research project studying how these collections come to be and how libraries and other institutions are approaching  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Article, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Normore; OCLC. Office of Research.
OCLC Number: 53995950
Notes: Title from caption title screen (viewed Jan. 8, 2004).
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Responsibility: Lorraine Normore.

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Collections provide a challenge because they can be characterized both as a single entity and as a grouping of other entities which may themselves be of interest. The demands of this dual nature are discussed in the context of CORC pathfinders and special and archival collections. A current Office of Research project studying how these collections come to be and how libraries and other institutions are approaching description and access is briefly described.

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