Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, July

Editorial
I am part of an informal group of library and information science (LIS) editors who met for the first time in January 9.008 to discuss common concerns and identify ethical guidelines and best practices. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of LIS...
Graphic Novels in Libraries Supporting Teacher Education and Librarianship Programs
Academic libraries supporting education and library science programs collect juvenile literature to support courses that teach students to evaluate and use books with children and teenagers. Graphic novels have not only become popular with teens but...
How the Current Draft of RDA Addresses the Cataloging of Reproductions, Facsimiles, and Microforms
The cataloging of microforms and other reproductions has been difficult throughout the history of cataloging codes, particularly due to the "multiple versions problem." The proposed new cataloging code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), seeks...
Idaho Participation in NACO: The Effect on Idaho Corporate Name Authority Control
In 2005 five Idaho institutions joined the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging in order to expand the underlying data that help library users find and identify resources and to improve cataloging efficiencies...
Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies in U.S. Academic and Research Libraries: A Content Analysis of Position Announcements, 1970-2007
The present research investigates the evolving requirements, roles, and responsibilities of the Latin American and Caribbean studies librarian. Content analysis was used to study 94 position announcements published from 1970 to 2007. Variables were...
Name Authority Control in Local Digitization Projects and the Eastern North Carolina Postcard Collection
Authority control is a vitally important but frequently overlooked aspect of metadata creation for local digitization projects'. The addition of digital projects metadata to the traditional cataloging environment creates a number of challenges for...
User Tags versus Subject Headings: Can User-Supplied Data Improve Subject Access to Library Collections?
Some members of the library community, including the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, have suggested that libraries should open up their catalogs to allow users to add descriptive tags to the bibliographic data...
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