Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 4, October

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Annual Report 2004-2005
As articulated in its strategic plan for 2001-2005, the mission of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is to provide leadership to the library and information communities in developing principles, standards, and...
Authority Control in Organizing and Accessing Information: Definition and International Experience
Authority Control in Organizing and Accessing Information: Definition and International Experience. Eds. Arlene G. Taylor, Barbara B. Tillett. Binghampton, N.Y.: Haworth, 2004. 651p. $34.95 softbound (ISBN 0-7890-2716-X); $59.95 hardbound (ISBN 0-7890-2715-1)....
Beyond Subject Headings: A Structured Information Retrieval Tool for Interdisciplinary Fields
Higher education at the start of the twenty-first century is characterized by an increasing number of interdisciplinary fields. Accordingly, the library world is grappling with several important information access issues, including the need to identify...
Case Studies in Library Security
Case Studies in Library Security. By Bruce A. Shuman. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002. 252p. $40 hardbound (ISBN 1-56308-936-X). For most librarians, members of a profession dedicated to helping others, security is usually something to...
Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries
Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. By Miriam B. Kahn. Chicago: ALA, 2003. 152p. $40 softbound, ALA members $36 (ISBN 0-8389-0837-3). Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives. Ed. Graham Matthews and John Feather. Burlington, Vt.:...
Editorial
In July 2004, the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) editorial board increased to fifteen members, plus the book review editor and the editor of ALCTS Newsletter Online. This allowed me to rely almost completely on the editorial board...
Library Collection Assessment through Statistical Sampling
Library Collection Assessment through Statistical Sampling. By Brian J. Baird. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2004. 103p. $29.95 softbound (ISBN 0-8108-5038-9). Based on the title of this book, Library Collection Assessment through Statistical Sampling,...
Online Book Selling at the Smathers Library Bookstore
In fall 2003, the Smathers Library Bookstore instituted a one-year pilot project selling surplus gift books online. This paper describes how the bookstore staff researched, prepared, and embarked on online book selling. It illustrates how the bookstore...
Scripts, Languages, and Authority Control
Library vendors' use of Unicode is leading to library systems with multiscript capability, which offers the prospect of multiscript authority records. Although librarians tend to focus on Unicode in relation to non-Roman scripts, language is a more...
Subject Determination during the Cataloging Process
Subject Determination during the Cataloging Process. By Alenka Sauperl. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2002. 173p. $47.50 hardbound (ISBN 0-8108-4289-0). This qualitative approach into the process of assigning subject headings gives an inside look into...
Supply and Demand for Catalogers: Present and Future
This paper presents results from a fall 2003 survey of heads of cataloging at Association of Research Libraries United States academic libraries. The survey focused on the current number of professional catalogers and their responsibilities as well...
The FRBR Model as Applied to Continuing Resources
The promulgation of the entity-analysis model set forth in Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) has led to its experimental application to a variety of collections of existing bibliographic records. Records for continuing resources...
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