Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, January

Comparing Catalogs: Currency and Consistency of Controlled Headings
Evaluative and comparative studies of catalog data have tended to focus on methods that are labor intensive, demand expertise, and can examine only a limited number of records. This study explores an alternative approach to gathering and analyzing...
Criticism of Cataloging Code Reform, as Seen the Pages of Library Resources and Technical Services (1957-66)
The history of cataloging rules is often written as a story of continuous improvement toward a more rational and efficient code. Not all catalogers, however, have been in agreement that reform of the cataloging code has been improvement. The debate...
Editorial
This is the first issue of volume 53 and the start of another exciting year for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS). Please join me in welcoming our new editorial board members (Allyson Carlyle, Lewis Brian Day, October Ivins, Edgar Jones,...
From Innovation to Transformation: A Review of the 2006-7 Serials Literature
This paper reviews the leading trends in and contributions to the peer-reviewed and professional literature of serials librarianship published in 2006 and 2007. The review shows that a central topic in the literature is the nature and effect of libraries"...
Supporting Name Authority Control in XML Metadata: A Practical Approach at the University of Tennessee
While many different endeavors to support name authority control in Extensible Markup Language (XML) metadata have been explored, none have been accepted as a best practice. For this reason, libraries continue to experiment with the schema, tool, or...
Using Batchloading to Improve Access to Electronic and Microform Collections
Batchloading bibliographic records into the catalog, as a rapid and cost-effective means of providing access to electronic and microform collections, has become in recent years a significant workflow for many libraries. Thanks to batchloading, previously...