Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 2, April

Editorial
Thomas Frey, the executive director and senior futurist at the Da Vinci Institute, has identified ten trends that he believes are affecting the development of libraries. (1) I share a synopsis with you to encourage thought about how these trends will...
From the Ubiquitous to the Nonexistent: A Demographic Study of OCLC WorldCat
Analysis of a random sample of bibliographic records from OCLC WorldCat finds that the great majority of items in WorldCat are held by very few participating libraries, and that an inverse geometric relationship exists between the number of libraries...
If You Buy It, Will They Use It? A Case Study on the Use of Classification Web
This paper presents a study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) to assess the extent to which its catalogers were using Classification Web (Class Web), the subscription-based, online cataloging documentation resource provided...
Library of Congress Classification Numbers: Issues of Consistency and Their Implications for Union Catalogs
This study examined Library of Congress Classification (LCC)-based class numbers assigned to a representative sample of 200 titles in 52 American library systems to determine the level of consistency within and across those systems. The results showed...
Perpetual Access to Electronic Journals: A Survey of One Academic Research Library's Licenses
A perpetual access right to an electronic journal, defined as the right to permanently access licensed materials paid for during the period of a license agreement (not to be confused with the right to copy journal content solely for preservation purposes),...
Utilizing Z39.50 to Obtain Bibliographic Copy: A Cost-Containment Study
This paper looks at one approach to controlling costs when seeking cataloging copy. A small task group in the University of Minnesota Libraries Technical Services Department conducted a study to devise the most cost-effective strategy for searching...

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