Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 4, October

An Educational Challenge: Teaching Cataloging and Classification
An Educational Challenge: Teaching Cataloging and Classification In recent years articles have appeared in the literature on the changing role of the cataloger, and complaints have arisen about the comprehensiveness of cataloging and classification...
Are Children and Teenagers Second-Class Users?
Are Children and Teenagers Second-Class Users? One very important group of library users is routinely subjected to restrictions regarding access to resources. A number of technical services policies, primarily relating to circulation but also...
Assessing Preservation Needs
Assessing Preservation Needs Needs assessment techniques are explored for library collections to provide documentation for preservation program requests. Surveys of the physical facilities, the storage environment, the condition of the collection,...
Rethinking Subject Cataloging in the Online Environment
Rethinking Subject Cataloging in the Online Environment New search capabilities in online catalogs have numerous implications for (1) the use of subject cataloging in existing records, (2) the design of thesauri, and (3) the design of the online...
Science and Technology Approval Plans Compared
Science and Technology Approval Plans Compared This study compared the performance of two general approval plan vendors with that of two sci/tech specialty vendors in identifying sci/tech titles that matched a library profile. No significant...
Science Citation Index Data as a Safety Net for Basic Science Books Considered for Weeding
Science Citation Index Data as a Safety Net for Basic Science Books Considered for Weeding Older basic science books that failed to meet other criteria for collection retention were checked in Science Citation Index. Citations per book varied...
The Literature of Online Public Access Catalogs, 1980-85: An Analysis of Citation Patterns
The Literature of Online Public Access Catalogs, 1980-85: An Analysis of Citation Patterns This paper reports the findings of a citation analysis of journal articles published between January 1980 through April 1985 dealing with online public...
The Year's Work in Circulation Control, 1988
The Year's Work in Circulation Control, 1988 The number of libraries implementing integrated or linked circulation systems has increased dramatically in the recent past. Operational relationships between bibliographic and physical access control in...
The Year's Work in Nonbook Processing, 1988
The Year's Work in Nonbook Processing, 1988 The publication of the 1988 revision of the second edition of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2R) was the major event of the year for catalogers. While many of the changes in it had been implemented...
Writing Technical Specifications for Database Authorization
Writing Technical Specifications for Database Authorization Librarians with minimal knowledge of library systems applications are finding themselves faced with the task of writing technical specifications for various phases of OPAC or COM catalog...