ERIC Number: ED240787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Recording for the Blind's Catalog Conversion for Online Searching.
The paper describes the growth in services of Recording for the Blind, an organization supplying blind and other print-handicapped persons with free, taped educational books in cassette form. Increased acquisition at all age levels and expansion of computer capabilities to create an online subject catalog to the materials are noted. Details of planning procedures for the online catalog are given, as are current operating procedures and staffing functions (the staff grew to four professional librarians). Training and practice in subject searching is described. Five steps involved in subject searching- from initial contact with the reference librarian to collecting book references for the patron- are summarized. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Recording for the Blind
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Academic Library Services to Disabled Students (Tallahassee, FL, May 6-7, 1983).