Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, October

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Annual Report 2008-9
This year was full of accomplishments new initiatives, and the start of a thorough review of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) organizational structure. The effect of the current global economy has been far-reaching...
Author-Assigned Keywords versus Library of Congress Subject Headings: Implications for the Cataloging of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study is an examination of the overlap between author-assigned keywords and cataloger-assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for a set of electronic theses and dissertations in Ohio State University's online catalog. The project...
Better, Faster, Stronger: Integrating Archives Processing and Technical Services
The University of Denver's Penrose Library implemented a consolidated cataloging and archives processing unit for all materials, taking advantage of the structure, workflow design, and staff resources that were already in place for library-wide materials...
Can Blogging Help Cataloging? Using a Blog and Other Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Cataloging Section Activities
In response to the ongoing conversation about Library 2.0, which has focused on user participation and emphasizes efficiency in delivering library services to users, this paper draws attention to a practical application in technical services: using...
Editorial
I am delighted to announce that "Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study with Fugitive Literature," by Karen Schmidt, Wendy Allen Shelburne, and David Steven Vess, received both the Best of LRTS Award...
Literature of Acquisitions in Review, 2004-7
This review covers the literature of acquisitions from 2004 through 2007. The purchase of electronic resources continued to grow, especially for e-journals. E-books gained more attention with a variety of pricing models emerging, many of which were...
Training Successful Paraprofessional Copy Catalogers
This paper argues for an incremental, progressive approach to teaching an inexperienced paraprofessional cataloger the basic skills required for copy cataloging. It demonstrates how to devise a training plan that is logical and progressive and argues...

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