CD-ROM (Compact Disk-Read Only Memory) -
A computer technology which allows information to be stored on a compact disk and accessed through amicrocomputer. CD-ROM databases provide bibliographic access to books,periodicals, and technical reports, as well as full text to statistical andother data. See also CD-ROM Tower.
CD-ROM Tower -
Hardware that facilitates access to multiple CD-ROM databases that are accessible through the library's homepage.
The Center for Documentary Studies was established in 1989 at Duke University with an endowment from the Lyndhurst Foundation. The Center encourages students to go outside the University's walls to produce their own documentary works, and to become responsible social observers and commentators, listening, sharing, and reflecting. Through numerous projects and programs, the faculty and staff of the Center endeavor to do the same.
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) -
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a cooperative, member-based library in Chicago. CRL is a cooperative system that houses little-used materials in order to sponsor broader cooperation, including cooperative acquisition. Duke, UNC-CH, and NCSU are CRL members. Duke is also a member of the CRL foreign area microform programs:
CRL's collection includes over 2.4 million titles of specialized research materials. Materials include monographs, foreign and domestic newspapers,foreign doctoral dissertations, current and retrospective serials, and sets of archival microfilm. The Center's catalog contains 385,000 titles in the cataloged collections.
ANY STUDENT, STAFF, OR FACULTY MEMBER OF DUKE UNIVERSITY MAY BORROW MATERIALS FROM THE CENTER. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN MATERIALS FROM THE CENTER, PLEASE CONTACT DOCUMENT DELIVERY OR REFERENCE DEPARTMENT IN PERKINS LIBRARY.
CRL's catalog may be searched from the Library's Web page. Materials are loaned indefinitely but are subject to recall.
Located at 219 Academic Advising Center, the Center was established in 1993 to serve as a resource to further enhance teaching and learning at Duke. See also Directions in Teaching.
CI (Continuous Improvement) -
A less hierarchical and more participatory organizational structure formerly adhered to in the Perkins Library System.The organizational structure consisted of teams, quality circles, and used Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques.
Computer Information Systems Home Team, see Library Information Systems.
Classed Separately -
(classed sep) This note maybe encountered in the on-line and card catalogs. It means that a monographic series has beencataloged with separate call numbers, rather than all being classed together in the same call number.
Classed Together -
This is the reverse of a classed separately item. All items within a monographic series are held together under a common call number.
A group established to advise the library administration regarding library-wide collection priorities; to recommend policies and guidelines needed for development of the collection management program; to review funding plans for the collections and make recommendations for budget planning for library materials; to serve as a review body for major purchases or acquisitions to the collections; to coordinate the work of various task forces and committees operating under the direction of the Council. In December 1998, Collections Council assumed budgetary responsibility, formerly handled by BBT. Members include the following: Director, Collections Services; Head, Collection Development, Head, Acquisitions/Serials; representatives from Humanities, Social Sciences, International Area Studies, Sciences groups and from the Collection Development Team, RBMSCL.
Collections Services Managers -
August 14, 2002 the first meeting of the new Collections Services Management Group (CSMG) was held. It is composed of the Director of Collections services the heads of Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, and Preservation, with representation of the Subject Librarians that will rotate among other Subject Librarians on an annual basis. The group meets weekly, and handles a wide variety of topics.
A part issued in continuance of a serial, series, or book. An order to supply subsequent parts as issued. The library fund code structure uses the term to denote a serial published under the same title with a frequency of once a year or less frequently (e.g., World Almanac).
Copy Cat -
When usable cataloging is available through OCLC, it is edited to reflect Duke's call number, library, authority work, subject headings, etc. Cataloging from the Library of Congress (DLC) is edited and revised by Rapid Catalogers, members of the Pre-Cat Team. Cataloging copy from other libraries is edited by catalogers from the Cataloging Section.
See Center for Research Libraries (CRL).
Current Imprint -
Term used by Technical Services to indicate titles published after 1995. For many years it was the term used by Technical Services to indicate titles published after 1980. It distinguished those titles that would have automatically been cataloged in DRA (1980+) from those cataloged for the card catalog (Pre-1980). An exception might have been added volumes to a set whose beginning publication date was pre-1980.
Current Literature -
Both fiction and non-fiction publications on topics of high current interest. These books, which circulate for 2 weeks only, are shelved in visible public areas in both Perkins and Lilly.
Public area where the current issues of periodicals subscribed to by Perkins Library are shelved. Selected titles of the most popular ones are on display shelves while the majority are arranged alphabetically by title. Current Periodicals is part of Access Services.
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