Library Resources & Technical Services

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 4, October

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Annual Report 2011-12: Betsy Simpson, 2011-12 ALCTS President
Each year serves as a foundation for future Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) activities, and this was no less tree in 2011-12. ALCTS continued to make progress on several fronts and forged new ground as well. The implementation...
Bringing Publisher Metadata Directly to the Library: Use of ONIX at the Library of Congress
The library community is discussing ways to use metadata created at the beginning of the bibliographic supply chain to reduce costs associated with cataloging and remove redundant work between publishers and libraries. The ONIX standard holds promise...
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions. 3rd ed. By Kenneth D. Crews. Chicago: ALA, 2012. 192 p. $57.00 softcover (ISBN 978-08389-1092-4). Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators, now in its third...
Directions in Music Cataloging
Directions in Music Cataloging. Edited by Peter H. Lisius and Richard Griscom. Middleton, Wis.: Music Library Association: A-R Editions, 2012. 173 p. $50.00 (ISBN 978-089579-719-3). MLA Technical Reports Series. Although this book is officially...
Do Age and Types of Materials Cited Correlate with Availability of Appropriate Library of Congress Subject Headings?
This study is a citation analysis of a set of thes'es and dissertations in the Ohio State University's online catalog, for which the author-assigned keywords and cataloger-assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are known. Correlations...
Editorial: Transitions
Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) peer-reviewed journal, is supported by an editorial board. The charge to the LRTS board is "to advise the editor on matters relating...
Employing Usage Data to Plan for an E-Book Collection: Strategies and Considerations
The authors created a research method to identify local users' needs and explored how well currently available e-book content might meet those needs. Using circulation records, interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, and in-house use as a gauge of patron...
The Academy Unbound: Linked Data as Revolution
Linked data has the potential to revolutionize the academic world of information creation and exchange. Basic tenets of what libraries collect, how they collect, how they organize, and how they provide information will be questioned and rethought....
The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with Emotional Engagement
The Challenge of Library Management: Leading With Emotional Engagement. By Wyoma vanDuinkerken and Pixey Anne Mosley. Chicago: ALA, 2011.169 p. $52 softcover (ISBN 978-0-8389-1102-0). Library leaders and managers face constant change in the workplace,...
The Digital Librarian's Legal Handbook
The Digital Librarian's Legal Handbook. By John Ng'ang'a Gathegi. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012. 223 p. $130 paper (ISBN 9781-55570-649-4). Legal Advisor for Librarians, Educators, & Information Professionals. The Digital Librarian's Legal Handbook...

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