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:
Bibliophiles may be interested in the plans for the ANS'
incomparable numismatic library. The Library goals are
"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.
- 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
- 4. Provide comprehensive and timely coverage of articles in
all numismatic journals; catalog backlog of approximately
- 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
- 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
- 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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