Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, January

Becoming an Authority on Authority Control: An Annotated Bibliography of Resources
Authority control has long been an important part of the cataloging process. However, few studies have been conducted examining how librarians learn about it. Research conducted to date suggests that many librarians learn about authority control on...
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Editorial
In June 2005, I was part of an ALCTS preconference, "Writing for Publication: Demystifying the Process," co-sponsored by the ALCTS Publications Committee and the LRTS editorial board. Topics covered identifying research topics in technical services;...
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Evidence of Application of the DCRB Core Standard in WorldCat and RLIN
The Core Standard for Rare Books, known as the DCRB Core standard, was approved by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging for use beginning in January 1999. Comparable to the Core standards for other types of materials, the DCRB Core standard provides...
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Serials: Review of the Literature 2000-2003
The topic of electronic journals (e-journals) dominated the serials literature from 2000 to 2003. This review is limited to the events and issues within the broad topics of cost, management, and archiving. Coverage of cost includes such initiatives...
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The Future of Cataloging
This paper explores cataloging in the Age of Google. It considers what the technologies now being adopted mean for cataloging in the future. The author begins by exploring how digital-era students do research--they find using Google easier than using...
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Use of General Preservation Assessments: Outputs
This study describes the extent to which institutions implement preservation recommendations resulting from a general needs assessment, including the time to implementation and the extent of program development. Most recommendations are preventive,...
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Utilizing the FRBR Framework in Designing User-Focused Digital Content and Access Systems
This paper discusses the rapidly expanding environment of emerging electronic content and the importance of librarians to partner with new research and teaching communities in meeting users" needs to find, identify, select, and obtain the information...
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