Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, January

An Operational Model for Library Metadata Maintenance
Libraries pay considerable attention to the creation, preservation, and transformation of descriptive metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats. Little evidence suggests that they devote as much time, energy, and financial resources to the ongoing...
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Converting and Preserving the Scholarly Record: An Overview
The author provides an overview of the issues related to preservation in the digital environment and describes initiatives that promise to address these issues. He considers the mutability of electronic content, the mission of libraries to preserve,...
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Determining the Average Cost of a Book for Allocation Formulas: Comparing Options
Academic libraries that use allocation formulas to divide monographic funds among academic departments frequently include the average cost of books per discipline as a variable. Published price indices provide average costs for some subjects, but for...
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Editorial
This first issue of 2008 is another terrific collection of papers addressing the rapidly changing environment in which we work. Thomas E. Nisonger returns to a familiar analysis tool, the checklist method, which was developed in a print environment,...
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Mass Digitization: Implications for Preserving the Scholarly Record
Libraries and archives have a critical role in preserving the scholarly record; many players in the publication cycle depend on them for this. Preservation of scholarly books that are being digitized has lagged far behind preservation initiatives for...
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Use of the Checklist Method for Content Evaluation of Full-Text Databases: An Investigation of Two Databases Based on Citations from Two Journals
Following a detailed (but not comprehensive) review of the use of citation data as checklists for library collection evaluation, the use of this technique for evaluating database content is explained. This paper reports an investigation of the full-text...
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Web Citation Availability: A Follow-Up Study
The researchers report on a study to examine the persistence of Web-based content. In 2002, a sample of 500 citations to Internet resources from articles published in library and information science journals in 1999 and 2000 were analyzed by citation...
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Who Has Published What in East Asian Studies? an Analysis of Publishers and Publishing Trends
This study examines Western-language, particularly English-language, monographs on East Asian studies published in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and other countries from 2000 through 2005. The study provides a landscape view of the...
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