Such a person may be barred from checking out additional materials. Public libraries may eventually send the borrower's account to a collection agency. Some academic institutions withhold the diploma until library fines are paid.
Compare with problem patron. Delivery time varies with type of material, amount of information provided by the library , and specific vendor. From book jobber s that maintain adequate inventories , libraries can expect receipt of an initial shipment containing percent of materials ordered within 2 weeks of date of order.
Thesis definition is - a dissertation embodying results of original research and See the full definition for thesis in the English Language Learners Dictionary. Theses definition, a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research, as one.
Vendors used by academic libraries typically deliver within weeks. As a general rule, materials recently published by major houses are delivered faster than older publication s issue d by smaller companies. Title s published abroad may take longer because international shipping requires more time than domestic shipping.
A service charge is usually added for a rush order. Some vendors automatically cancel orders that remain unfilled after 6 months, but others leave them open indefinitely or expect the library to specify the action to be taken.
See also : claim. Click here and here to see examples by 16th-century Saxon binder s Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library and here to see an 18th-century example in morocco by the First Stadholders' Bindery in The Hague Koninklijke Bibliotheek Click here to see the inside of a 19th-century French deluxe binding with tooled leather doublures and marbled endpaper s Princeton University Library.
Also spelled de luxe binding. Compare with fine binding. See also : deluxe edition. Deluxe editions may also be larger in size , more lavishly illustrated , and published in limited edition. Also spelled de luxe edition. Synonymous with fine edition and luxury edition. See also : deluxe binding.
DEM See : d igital e levation m odel. In libraries , high-demand item s may be ordered in multiple copies or placed on reserve to ensure access. In public libraries , low-demand items in the circulating collection may be candidates for weeding. Demand for library services usually peaks at different times during the day, week, month, and year.
Transaction log s can be helpful in tracking and anticipating patterns of usage.
DEMCO A commercial company that provides furniture, equipment , and supplies for the library , school, office, and home. DEMCO also provides periodical subscription services. See also : Brodart , Gaylord , and Highsmith. When done professionally, affected materials are first desiccant air dried to remove excess moisture, then treated with antimicrobial cleaning solutions and sanitizers supplied by companies such as Microban.
Mold in library carpet and furniture can be eliminated by using a fungicidal disinfectant. On hard surfaces, such as shelving , a mild bleach solution can be used as a wipe-down agent. Also spelled demoulding.
Made for reference purposes, not commercial release , and seldom heard by the public, demos are typically recorded on comparatively crude equipment, such as "boom box" cassette recorders, small four-track or eight-track machines, or personal computer s. In photograph y, the degree of opacity of a developed photosensitive medium , such as film. In printing and photography, the density of an image is measured by an instrument called a densitometer.
Click here to view a blankbook gold-tooled in dentelle style Koninklijke Bibliotheek and here to see dentelle decoration of the turn-in s on a deluxe binding University of Pittsburgh Libraries. To see more examples, try a keyword search on the term in the British Library 's Database of Bookbindings.
Departmental libraries are also used by students enrolled in courses in the discipline s taught by the department, especially graduate students. If acquisitions are funded through the department, selection is usually the responsibility of the teaching faculty in collaboration with the departmental librarian. The category includes abridgment s, arrangement s, commentaries , continuation s, dramatization s, sequel s, revised edition s, and supplement s.
Synonymous with related work. Compare with derivative work. The depositor usually retains legal ownership and responsibility, except in the case of gift s. See also : deposit copy and depository library. When the balance in the account reaches zero, an additional amount must be deposited for fulfillment to continue.
In return, the library receives a financial incentive in the form of an annual credit based on an agreed rate, a larger than normal discount on purchases, or interest paid on the balance in the account. A library's funding authority usually dictates the feasibility of this type of account some institutions prefer to earn interest on the money rather than allow the library to expand its purchasing power.
There is risk to the customer, should the vendor go out of business before the end of the deposit period.
In the United States, the deposit copy is sent with the completed copyright application form and copyright fee to the U. Synonymous with statutory copy. If a written transcript is requested, the deponent normally receives a copy. Depositions are increasingly recorded on videotape. At trial, deposition testimony may be used to impeach a witness who makes contradictory statements or to refresh the memory of a witness. If a deposed witness is unavailable at time of trial for example, in a case of serious illness or death , the deposition may be read to the jury in place of in-person testimony.
Also refers to the process of taking such testimony. Government Printing Office GPO and other federal agencies to the Superintendent of Documents for distribution through the Federal Depository Library Program FDLP , having made a legal commitment to comply with federal regulations concerning maintenance and accessibility. Some federal depositories also collect publication s issue d by state government agencies.
A regional depository library receives and retains permanently at least one copy of all the document s distributed through the FDLP, but a selective depository library receives only a percentage of the available publication s and is required to retain them for a minimum of 5 years. Click here to connect to the Federal Depository Library Directory. Compare with repository. See also : basic collection , Depository Library Council , and depository library number.
The mission of the DLC is to assist the U. Government Printing Office GPO in identifying and evaluating alternatives for improving public access to government information through the FDLP and for optimizing available resources.
Its 15 members are selected to provide a diverse range of opinion and expertise, and to represent a cross section of the various types of DLP libraries, with at least half of the members employed in depository libraries in positions that provide experience in a documents department.
Click here to learn more about the DLC. Government Printing Office GPO to each depository library in the Federal Depository Library Program FDLP , consisting of four digits example : or four digits plus an alphabet ic character B , used to record the library 's selection s and to distribute materials. The number can also be used to view an online list of the item number s selected for receipt by the library see the Item Lister.
The depository library number is included at the beginning of each entry in the online directory of depository libraries available via GPO Acccess click here to connect. Synonymous with depository number. Average depth determines how many volume s will fit on a shelf of given length. Also refers to the width of a bookshelf from front to back. Most library shelving is 8, 9, 10, or 12 inches deep. See also : height. Library cataloger s have traditionally looked for the single concept that best describes the entire content of an item , leaving depth indexing to commercial services that index parts of items article s in periodical s, book chapter s, essay s in collection s, etc.
Synonymous with derived indexing and extractive indexing. Compare with assignment indexing.