Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, July

A Comparative Study of Amazon.com as a Library Book and Media Vendor
Amazon.com offers convenience, Web extras, and competitive pricing to its customers. Does this mean it could be a major player in the library marketplace? To answer the hypothetical question "What if the library bought everything from Amazon?" this...
Coming Soon to Your Library?
The Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) data model holds great potential for improving access to library resources, but may not affect all libraries in the same way. The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, assisted by...
Editorial
As I write this message from the editor, I am pondering the joy of juxtaposition. Today (March 19) is the first day of spring, yet I spent the morning shoveling eight inches of snow. In contrast, I just returned from ten days of glorious, warm, sunny...
Factors Influencing Competency Perceptions and Expectations of Technical Services Administrators
This study investigates the factors that influence perceived and expected daily task competencies for technical services administrators; that is, the competencies technical services administrators claim to possess (perceived) and those they believe...
Floating Bibs and Orphan Bar Codes: Benefits of an Inventory at a Small College
This paper describes an inventory project completed at a small college during summer 2004, including the approach used, problems encountered, and benefits that resulted. It provides a step-by-step account of how the inventory was conducted using Innovative...
Promoting Research and Best Practices in Subject Reference Structures: A Decade of Work by the Subject Analysis Committee
In 2004, the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) produced the report "Recommendations for Providing Access to, Display of, Navigation within and among, and Modifications of Existing Practice Regarding Subject...
Rehabilitating Killer Serials an Automated Strategy for Maintaining E-Journal Metadata
Cornell University Library (CUL) has developed a largely automated method for providing title-level catalog access to electronic journals made available through aggregator packages. CUL's technique for automated e-journal record creation and maintenance...