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.