ERIC Number: ED450750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Are the Last Exhibitions Brochures Available? Problems and Solutions for a Neglected Material in Museum Libraries.
Docampo, Javier; Lopez de Prado, Rosario
This paper establishes a classification for the different types of ephemeral publications that are common in museums (e.g., educational, commercial, internal). To this purpose, it sets forth an elementary system of automated technical treatment that provides a secure system for storage, retrieval, and diffusion of this data by using MARC format in those libraries having normalized systems or Microsoft Access databases in other libraries. Topics discussed include: (1) definition and importance of ephemeral material; (2) keeping and custody of ephemeral material; (3) typology and characteristics according to format, function, and contents; (4) users of ephemeral material; (5) the situation in Spanish museum libraries; (6) a proposal for cataloging in MARC format; and (7) a proposal for an Access database. Appendices include examples of cataloging in MARC format and Access and a classification schedule. (Contains 12 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Cataloging, Classification, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Library Materials, Library Technical Processes, Museums, Special Libraries
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/069-165e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain