Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 3, July

Automated Access Level Cataloging for Internet Resources at Columbia University Libraries
The explosive growth of remote access electronic resources (e-resources) has added to the workload of libraries' cataloging departments. In response to this challenge, librarians developed various ways of providing access to electronic collections,...
Cross-Lingual Name and Subject Access: Mechanisms and Challenges
This paper considers issues surrounding name and subject access across languages and cultures, particularly mechanisms and knowledge organization tools (e.g., cataloging, metadata) for cross-lingual information access. The author examines current mechanisms...
Editorial
This issue of LRTS includes papers that address critical issues in technical services associated with description, discovery, and access--and related issues about managing electronic resources. Julian Everett Allgood, in "Serials and Multiple Versions,...
Electronic Resources Communications Management: A Strategy for Success
Communications in the workflow of electronic resources (e-resources) acquisitions and management are complex and numerous. The work of acquiring and managing e-resources is hampered by the lack of best practices, standards, and adequate personal information...
Searching Titles with Initial Articles in Library Catalogs: A Case Study and Search Behavior Analysis
This study examines problems caused by initial articles in library catalogs. The problematic records observed are those whose titles begin with a word erroneously considered to be an article at the retrieval stage. Many retrieval algorithms edit queries...
Serials and Multiple Versions, or the Inexorable Trend toward Work-Level Displays
The proliferation of multiple versions for bibliographic works presents numerous challenges to the cataloger and, by extension, to the catalog user. Fifteen years after the Multiple Versions Forum held in Airlie, Virginia, online public access catalog...