Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, July

Batchloading MARC Bibliographic Records: Current Practices and Future Challenges in Large Research Libraries
Research libraries are using batchloading to provide access to many resources that they would otherwise be unable to catalog given the staff and other resources available. To explore how such libraries are managing their batchloading activities, the...
Disruption and Disintermediation: A Review of the Collection Development and Management Literature, 2009-10
This paper reviews the literature of collection development and management from 2009 and 2010. Themes and trends reflect the profound effect of environmental forces on libraries, including the economic recession, changes in scholarly communication,...
Implementing AACR and AACR2: A Personal Perspective and Lessons Learned
As we move toward implementing RDA: Resource Description and Access, I have been pondering how we might manage the transition to new cataloging rules effectively. I was a practicing cataloger when Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., was implemented...
Library Classification Systems and Organization of Islamic Knowledge: Current Global Scenario and Optimal Solution
Standard library classification systems like Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), U.S. Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) are internationally known and widely used by libraries as the tools for organizing...
Patron-Driven Acquisition and the Educational Mission of the Academic Library
Patron-driven acquisition (PDA), also known as demand-thriven acquisition, patron-initiated purchasing, or books on demand, allows patrons to select and purchase books for the library collection without staff mediation or oversight. This essay presents...
The Role of Paraprofessionals in Technical Services in Academic Libraries
Technological advances, budget cuts, reorganizations, downsizing, outsourcing, expanded roles of professionals, and changes in the information world are redistributing the workload between professionals and paraprofessionals in academic library technical...