Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 3, July

Chronological Terms and Period Subdivisions in LCSH, RAMEAU, and RSWK: Development of an Integrative Model for Time Retrieval across Various Online Catalogs
After a fundamental examination of the phenomenon of time, this paper presents the history, authority, and structure of period subdivisions and chronological terms in the three subject heading languages LCSH, RAMEAU, and RSWK. Their usefulness in online...
Editorial
This issue is the first that appears following my appointment as editor of Library Resources and Technical Services, for a five-year term, following my one year appointment as interim editor. I'm truly honored to be selected to continue in the position...
New Perspectives on the Shared Cataloging Environment and a MARC 21 Shopping List
This paper surveys the cataloging literature to collect problems that have been identified with the MARC 21 format. The problems are sorted into (1) problems that are not the fault of MARC 21; (2) problems that perhaps are not problems at all; (3)...
Reflection on "The Acquisitions Librarian as Change Agent in the Transition to the Electronic Library"
Over the years since Library Resources and Technical Services began publication in 1957, many fine papers have appeared in the journal. From time to time, we will republish an important paper that contributed in a significant way to the theory of the...
The Acquisitions Librarian as Change Agent in the Transition to the Electronic Library
All information services, regardless of the format used to convey the information, can be divided into the two fundamental categories of delivery and mediation. Delivery is the less visible but no less critical service responsible for shifting the...
The Hybrid Conservator: Challenges in a Research Library Environment
As new preservation programs emerge, many research libraries can afford to hire only one conservation professional, a "hybrid conservator," whose position description includes oversight of batched, mass production treatments (usually for circulating...
Zines and the Library
Zines, loosely defined as self-published magazines, provide a cultural insight to the time in which they are published, making them a genre that libraries may want to consider collecting. Due to their ephemeral nature, however, they create collecting,...