Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, July

Cataloging Research Guided by Values
Last fall, I taught a course on history and foundations of libraries and librarianship. During the course, we read Gorman's Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century. (1) We had lively discussions about the definitions of each value and...
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Challenges and Possibilities for Collection Management in a Digital Age
This paper considers some of the major issues concerning collection management in academic libraries in a rapidly changing environment. Specifically, this paper reflects on core values, scholarly communication issues, acquisition activities, access...
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Letting Go: Closing a Branch Library of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Closing a branch library is a complex and often a painful activity, but one that libraries frequently face in difficult economic times. This case study examines a project that closed a branch library in an academic health sciences library system. The...
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Mass Management of E-Book Catalog Records: Approaches, Challenges, and Solutions
Electronic book collections in libraries have grown dramatically over the last decade. A great diversity of providers, service models, and content types exist today, presenting a variety of challenges for cataloging and catalog maintenance. Many libraries...
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The Evolving Role of the Metadata Librarian: Competencies Found in Job Descriptions
Metadata librarian positions have been increasing in academic and research libraries in the last decade, paralleling the expanded provision of, and thus description of and access to, digital resources. Library literature has only begun to explore the...
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