Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, April

Collecting Conversations in a Massive-Scale World
This paper highlights the growing importance, challenges, and opportunities' of massive scale computing as they relate to libraries. Massive-scale computing is defined as the predictable widescale availability of computing power, storage, and network...
Defining and Achieving Success in the Movement to Change Scholarly Communication
In the pursuit to change scholarly communication, libraries have undertaken a number of initiatives. These may include establishing a formal program, creating a committee, or taking other concerted actions at their institutions. While librarians have...
Editorial
Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, which means that papers submitted pass through a double-blind review process. LRTS is also the official journal of the Association for Library Collections Technical...
Improving the Flow of Materials in a Cataloging Department: Using ADDIE for a Project in the Ohio State University Libraries
The Cataloging Department at the Ohio State University Library continuously reviews workflow to see which areas need improvement. In 2004, the Cataloging Department began receiving complaints about the time it took to locate unprocessed materials within...
Reflections on Cataloging Leadership
Four Association for Library Collections & Technical Services leaders (Sheila S. Intner, Janet Swan Hill, Regina B. Reynolds, and William A. Garrison) reflect on their careers and offer insights in their paths to leadership positions in the professional...
Social Libraries: The Librarian 2.0 Phenomenon
The author shares his thoughts on the future of libraries and librarianship in the context of the emerging importance and impact of Web 2.0 and social computing. ********** This paper explores some of the concepts that underlie the emergence...
Subject Access Tools in English for Canadian Topics: Canadian Extensions to U.S. Subject Access Tools
Canada has a long history of adapting United States subject access tools, including the Library of Congress Classification (LCC), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the Sears List of Subject Headings,...
The Two Markets: Libraries in an Attention Economy
If we live in an attention economy, where it is not information that is in short supply but the human attention needed to make sense of it--and we do; if librarians have always played a central role in organizing this attention--and you have; then...
Using Comparative Online Journal Usage Studies to Assess the Big Deal
This paper analyzes the comparative findings of two studies undertaken at the University of Florida Libraries comparing online journal usage statistics derived from COUNTER-compliant publishers. The analyses conducted in 2005 and 2006 were not intended...

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