Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, April

A Rationale for the Redesign of Scholarly Information Exchange
The disintermediation that will inevitably result from the increased electronic publication of specialized scholarly information affords an excellent opportunity for one of the traditional intermediaries (e.g., libraries, publishers) to assume responsibilities...
A Simple Method for Producing Core Scientific and Technical Journal Title Lists
The objective of this paper is to present a simple method for constructing core journal title lists in scientific and technical (ST) disciplines. This method is the invention of Bensman and is based on the theoretical foundation outlined in Bensman...
Cataloging Staff Costs Revisited
Staff costs for cataloging have declined at Iowa State University Library. This is demonstrated by data from a longitudinal time and cost study begun in 1987. We discuss the national developments, technological advancements, and reengineering efforts...
Selection for Preservation in the Digital Age
An Overview In this article, I address three sets of issues. First, is digital conversion a preservation technique or is selection for digitization fundamentally an issue of access? Second, how does the process of selection for digitization differ...
The Acquisition of Faculty Member Publications at Their University Libraries
In this paper I present a case study to test whether two large ARL libraries adequately collect the monographic publications of their local faculty members. The university libraries' consistently low acquisition rates of publications of their faculty...