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Talk like a librarian (or at least understand them)

Posted by gazjjohnson on 10 June, 2009

Following on from (and in no way inspired by I regret to report) my earlier posts about repository language, my colleague Andrew has put together a page on library language.  He’s aimed it at our distance learning community, of which it is fair to say Lre have a lot.  Andrew also has probably the lion’s share of them in his supported departments as well. 

You can find the A-Z of Library Terms here.

I’ve chipped in on a few of these terms, and I’ve already had a few suggestions to add to the page.  But I think anything we can do for the students (or indeed the staff) that helps demystify the terminology and processes that go up to make their library services are a good step in the right direction.

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