Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 4, October

A Circulation Analysis of Print Books and E-Books in an Academic Research Library
In order for collection development librarians to justify the adoption of electronic books (e-books), they need to determine if e-books satisfy the information needs of patrons. One method to determine this is to measure e-book usage. This study compared...
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Annual Report 2003-2004
As articulated in its Strategic Plan for 2001-2005, the mission of the Association for Library- Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is to provide leadership to the library and information communities in developing principles, standards, and...
Collection Development Embraces the Digital Age: A Review of the Literature, 1997-2003
Collection development and management literature of the past seven years reveals distinct trends among issues, philosophy, and practice. Digital age themes reflect the increasingly networked nature of the profession, with new attention focused on scholarly...
Criteria for Replacing Print Journals with Online Journal Resources: The Importance of Sustainable Access
Long-term sustainability should be a primary concern of librarians deciding whether to replace print subscriptions with online journal resources. This article describes the six criteria used at St. Lawrence University to determine whether particular...
Editorial
Library Resources & Technical Services is a stellar publication because of our contributing authors, the LRTS Editorial Board, and a group of dedicated reviewers. The Editorial Board is listed in each issue, but I would like to give special thanks...
Identifying the Serial Work as a Bibliographic Entity
A solid theoretical foundation has been built over the years exploring the bibliographic work and developing cataloging rules and practices to describe the work in the traditional catalog. With the increasing prevalence of multiple manifestations of...
Surveying the Stacks: Collecting Data and Analyzing Results with SPSS
In fall 2002, the University of Tennessee Preservation Office conducted a condition survey of circulating materials in the school's John C. Hodges main library. The objective of the collection condition survey was to evaluate the physical condition...