Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, October

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Annual Report 2009-10
This year's primary goal of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) has been "Creating Our Future" as we have continued our focus on reshaping the organization to meet the needs of those working in the rap icily changing...
Divination and the State: Classifying Technical Texts in Han China
Aiming at diversification and expansion of classification research, this in-depth study examines one of the six main classes in a two-thousand-year-old Chinese library catalog, the Seven Epitomes (Qilue[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]). The target...
Editorial
Our final issue of volume 54 begins with the annual report from Mary Case, "2009-10 president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). I encourage you to read this summary of ALCTS's many activities and accomplishments....
Notes on Operations Cataloging E-Books and Vendor Records: A Case Study at the University of Illinois at Chicago
E-books have become a substantial part of many academic library collections. Catalog records for each e-book title enhance discovery by library users, but cataloging individual books may be impossible when large packages are purchased. Increasingly,...
What Is a Professional Cataloger? Perception Differences between Professionals and Paraprofessionals
This paper examines the roles of professional and paraprofessional catalogers as they are perceived within the cataloging community. A survey was sent to all catalogers in member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. In presenting these...
When Preservation Moves off Campus: Trends and Effective Practices in ARL Libraries
Preservation librarians face both practical and fundamental challenges when moving preservation operations from the main library to an off campus location. Practical issues include transporting materials and staff safely and securely between facilities,...
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