Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, January

A Review and Analysis of Library Availability Studies
The concept of availability (can a library patron locate a desired item on a library's shelves?) and Kantor's branching method for identifying barriers to availability (acquisition, circulation, library operations, and the user) are described. A literature...
Cognitive and Affective Processes in Collection Development
The selection process in collection management has been characterized as based primarily on logical, rational thinking processes. Psychologists, however, have discovered that judgment and decision making are not exclusively cognitive functions. They...
Restrategizing Bibliographic Services and the One Good Record
A whirlwind of reports, product announcements, and spirited discussions swept over the library landscape in 2006. Lorcan Dempsey's blog announced the posting of the University of California Bibliographic Services Task Force (BSTF) report and the debut...
The Challenges of Change: A Review of Cataloging and Classification Literature, 2003-2004
This paper reviews the enormous changes in cataloging and classification reflected in the literature of 2003 and 2004, and discusses major themes and issues. Traditional cataloging and classification tools have been revamped and new resources have...
Toward Releasing the Metadata Bottleneck: A Baseline Evaluation of Contributor-Supplied Metadata
Metadata creation is one of the most expensive components of digital projects. Organizational expertise (the correct structure, syntax, and use of metadata elements) and subject expertise (the appropriate semantic description of a resource's content...
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