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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 41, October 8, 2000, Article 9

ANS LIBRARY GOALS 

   The American Numismatic Society has published its long- 
   range planning goals.   The document is available on their 
   web site at this address: 

      http://www.amnumsoc.org/news/LongRangePlan.html 

   Bibliophiles may be interested in the plans for the ANS' 
   incomparable numismatic library.   The Library goals are 
   shown below: 

   "Library Goal: Support the informational needs of 
   membership, scholars and the general public and staff 
   through the referencing of numismatic publications, 
   domestic and foreign utilizing information technology. 

   Objectives: 
      1. Complete library's online catalog component as part of 
           already established ordering, acquisitions, and subject 
           authority database (LOAC). 

      2. Provide "clean" bibliographic records devoid of 
          unauthorized/incorrect subject headings, editing records 
          online using global change capabilities of the online catalog. 

      3. Ensure the reader is guided to all works of a single author 
          by developing and installing a procedure for  name 
          authority work. 

      4. Provide comprehensive and timely coverage of articles in 
          all numismatic journals; catalog backlog of approximately 
          12,800 articles. 

      5. Explore possible use of RLIN or downloading records 
          from Library of Congress at no cost. 

   Goal: To become an information center that efficiently uses 
   modern technology. 

   Objectives: 
      6. Provide online public access computers for library visitors 
          allowing quick searches by keyword, title, author, ISBN 
          etc and the capacity to print search results. 

      7. Provide access to numismatic websites by cataloging them 
          according to accepted standards; incorporate  a strategy 
          for updating cataloging of numismatic websites on a regular 
          basis. 

      8. Provide information about  the library and its collections 
          over ANS website. 

      9. Acquire multi-volume reference works or journals in fiche, 
          film, or CD-ROM and microfilm/fiche reader/printer 
          equipment to facilitate use of non-paper format." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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