Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, October

Editorial
With this issue, LRTS begins publishing the annual periodicals pricing reports, previously published in Library Journal and, for ten years, in American Libraries. ALCTS has posted the reports for 1999 through 2002, which first appeared in American...
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Looking for Someone Special: Special Collections Cataloging, 1980-2000 and Beyond
The provision of access to materials in special collections intersects the fields of cataloging and special collections librarianship, sharing characteristics and challenges with both. In order to reveal the changing expectations regarding special...
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Notes on Operations: Combining Traditional Journal Check-In and Claiming Activities with Electronic Journal Initiation and Maintenance Activities
Electronic resources are revolutionizing libraries. These resources have dramatically changed the way libraries operate. The role of library staff has been changing, and many new activities have been added to technical services units. This article...
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Predicting Publication Prices: Are the Old Models Still Relevant?
The three brief articles here are based on presentations given in June 2002 at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Atlanta at a program sponsored by the ALCTS Committee on Library Materials Cost Index, titled "Predicting Publication...
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Proliferating Guidelines: A History and Analysis of the Cataloging of Electronic Resources
Cataloging rules for computer-based materials were first introduced in the 1970s, and since then have undergone almost continuous modification and revision. This article focuses on analysis and comparison of the various codes and guidelines for practice...
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The Dissemination of Preservation Information in the Republic of South Africa
The Republic of South Africa has a modest but established preservation community within its sizable library and archive sectors. Because limited professional education and training opportunities are available within the country, many information professionals...
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U.S. Periodical Prices-2003
Publication of the 2003 U. S. Periodical Price Index represents the forty-third annum study of this type sponsored by the Library Materials Price Index Committee (LMPIC) of the ALAs Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)....
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Video Media Acquisitions in a College Library
This article presents an introduction to the acquisition of video media (DVD and VHS) in academic libraries, with emphasis on the policies and procedures most appropriate for undergraduate colleges. The article discusses several issues--collection...
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