Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 4, October

A Look at Fifty Years of Library Resources & Technical Services
This year, Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) celebrates fifty years of publication as the official journal representing the collections and technical services interests of American Library Association (ALA) members. During its fifty...
A Regression-Based Approach to Library Fund Allocation
While nearly half of all academic libraries use formulas to allocate firm order funds on behalf of particular departments or subject areas, few have adopted systematic methods of selecting or weighting the variables. This paper reviews the literature...
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Annual Report 2006-2007
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) celebrated its first fifty years during 2006-2007. This celebration took the form of looking back, assessing where we are today as an association and as a profession, and considering...
Building Connections: A Review of the Serials Literature 2004 through 2005
This review of 2004 and 2005 serials literature covers the themes of cost, management, and access. Interwoven through the serials literature of these two years are the importance of collaboration, communication, and linkages between scholars, publishers,...
Editorial
I'm delighted to publish "A Look at Fifty Years of Library Resources & Technical Services," by Tschera Harkness Connell, in this issue. Connell's paper, which was commissioned in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for Library...
Exploring Categorization: Undergraduate Student Searching and the Evolution of Catalogs
Debate about the future of library catalogs and cataloging has been, and continues to be, featured in the literature of librarianship. Some research into the ways undergraduate students' at one institution assign subjects to selected works provides...
Family Names and the Cataloger
The Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules has indicated that the replacement for the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., to be known as Resource Description and Access, will allow the use of family...
The Roles of the Metadata Librarian in a Research Library
The position of metadata librarian recently has been a popular addition to the staff of research libraries. The position often is created in response to the opportunities and challenges of metadata management within libraries with significant digital...