Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, April

Acquisitions Globalized: The Foreign Language Acquisitions Experience in a Research Library
This paper highlights foreign language titles from the perspective of acquisitions in a large academic research library. Selecting, ordering, cataloging, and providing access to non-English materials reach beyond the boundaries of departments responsible...
Automated Metadata Harvesting: Low-Barrier MARC Record Generation from OAI-PMH Repository Stores Using MarcEdit
For libraries, the burgeoning corpus of born-digital data is becoming both a blessing and a curse. For patrons, these online resources represent the potential for extended access to materials, but for a library's technical services department they...
Creating Organization Name Authority within an Electronic Resources Management System
Staff members at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries have identified the need for name authority control within E-Matrix, a locally developed electronic resources management (ERM) system, to support collection intelligence, the process...
Descriptive Metadata for Digitization of Maps in Books: A British Library Project
Hidden special collections are increasingly being made visible and accessible by small digitization projects. In the project described in this paper, the British Library employed existing library standards and systems to accomplish key functions of...
Editorial
Assembling and bringing an issue of Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) to publication and your mailbox is a lengthy process. This issue (v. 52, no. 2) has been in progress for several months. I am preparing to send the papers for this...
Series Authority Control at Oregon State University after the Library of Congress's Series Policy Change
The Library of Congress (LC) decided to suspend creating series authority records on May 1, 2006 and to transcribe all future series statements as untraced. To evaluate the effect on cataloging workload at Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries, bibliographic...
"Wholly Visionary": The American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the Card Distribution Program
This paper offers a historical review of the events and institutional influences in the nineteenth century that led to the development of the Library of Congress (LC) card distribution program as the American version of a national bibliography at the...