Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, April

Analysis of a Bibliographic Database Enhanced with a Library Classification Scheme
Analysis of a Bibliographic Database Enhanced with a Library Classification In the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Online Project, the DDC was studied as a searcher's tool for subject access, browsing, and display in an experimental online...
A Tool for Comparative Collection Analysis: Conducting a Shelflist Sample to Construct a Collection Profile
A Tool for Comparative Collection Analysis: Conducting a Shelflist Sample to Construct a Collection Profile Shelflist samples have been advocated as a method of collection evaluation, but few discussions of the use of such samples are found in...
Education for Acquisitions: A History
Education for Acquisitions: A History Once an essential part of the library school curriculum, acquisitions in the present day rarely, if ever, is taught on a regular basis. Acquisitions is seen not simply as a specialization of a relatively...
From Columbus to Computers: Automation at Oxford University's Bodleian Library
From Columbus to Computers: Automation at Oxford University's Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library's collections reflect four centuries of acquisitions and almost as many uniquely Bodleian cataloging practices. Since September 1988 all cataloging...
Involvement in Bibliographic Instruction among Technical Service Librarians in Missouri Academic Libraries
Involvement in Bibliographic Instruction among Technical Services Librarians in Missouri Academic Libraries INTRODUCTION A great deal of professional attention is being paid to the concept of bibliographic instruction. The literature reveals studies...
Library Research and Writing: A Personal Adventure
Library Research and Writing: A Personal Adventure A summary of the author's sabbatical leave experiences and reading on library research methods and writing for publication. It describes the techniques of locating and reading library materials,...
Linked Systems and the Online Catalog: The Role of the OSI
Linked Systems and the Online Catalog: The Role of the OSI The online patron access catalog has finally come of age. In hundreds of libraries throughout North American patrons can access the majority of the library's holdings from any one of several...
Serials, Links, and Technology: An Overview
Serials, Links, and Technology: An Overview A schematic overview of the constituents in the serials "universe" and the relationships that exist between them is presented. The technological environment is overlaid on the general schema and projections...
Serials Standards Work: The Next Frontier
Serials Standards Work: The Next Frontier Serials, one of the more complicated areas of library technical endeavors, has lacked the benefit of standards for a long time. Even now, with standards beginning to be available, the majority of institutions...
The Delicate Balance: Standards vs. Customization
The Delicate Balance, Standards vs. Customization One of the eternal issues with which we grapple is the degree to which our decisions about library operations and internal processes promote their conformity to standards or reflect more individualized...
The Limits of a Title Proper, or One Case Showing Why Human Beings, Not Machines, Must Do the Cataloging
The Limits of a Title Proper, or One Case Showing Why Human Beings, Not Machines, Must Do the Cataloging How does a cataloger decide on the division of a string of words into "title proper" and "other title information"? In some cases, no matter how...
The Subject Code: Two Unanswered Questions
The Subject Code: Two Unanswered Questions The issue of a theoretical subject code for Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) has received much attention in the past few years. Recent articles have in one way or another dealt with the topic. Some...
Training People for New Job Responsibilities: The Lesson Plan
Training People for New Job Responsibilities: The Lesson Plan As a result of my decade of experience in implementing various automated systems in libraries, I have come to realize the importance of quality training in an environment of change. Presented...