Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 4, October

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Annual Report 2007-08
The past year has been one of contrasts. The nostalgia and excitement of the fiftieth anniversary celebration in the summer of 2007 was followed by period of tranquility throughout the fall and winter, culminating in renewed energy and enthusiasm in...
Entering an Alternate Universe: Some Consequences of Implementing Recommendations of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control
This paper is derived from the keynote speech delivered to the New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference held in Worchester, Massachusetts, on April 4, 2008. It retains much of its original oral presentation style. ********** ...
How Much Are Technical Services Worth? Using the Contingent Valuation Method to Estimate the Added Value of Collection Management and Access
This paper reports on an application of the contingent valuation method in order to establish a dollar estimate of the value added to a collection by a library's technical services. The overall benefit-cost ratio of the Wagga Wagga City Library, in...
Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow's User
Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow's User. Ed. Nancy Courtney. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 152p. $45.00 softbound (ISBN 978-1-59158-537-4/1-59158-537-6). One of the challenges facing any reader investigating...
Literature of Acquisitions in Review, 1996-2003
In this review, the authors discuss key trends in acquisitions found in the professional literature published from 1996 through 2003. During this period, technology surfaced as the primary factor affecting acquisitions policies and procedures. Advances...
OPAC Queries at a Medium-Sized Academic Library: A Transaction Log Analysis
Patron queries at a four-year comprehensive college's online public access catalog were examined via transaction logs from March 2007. Three representative days were isolated for a more detailed examination of search characteristics. The results show...

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