|The Accounting Office Interface: Syracuse University
||This presentation will discuss Syracuse University Library’s invoice interface with our university’s fund accounting system. Interfacing is the way two independent, automated systems meet and communicate with each other. Our Library is on the NOTIS s...
|The Administration and Management of Integrated Library Systems: A Survey and Results
||The Pennsylvania State University Libraries developed a committee organizational structure (composed of a steering committee and functional expert teams) to administer and manage its integrated library system. This paper will summarize that organizat...
|After Assessment: Application of the Results of an Acquisitions Teams Survey
||The team structure was implemented in the Acquisitions Services Department at the
Pennsylvania State University Libraries in July 1994. This was shortly after the adoption of
the Continuous Quality Improvement (a version of Total Quality Management...
|Assessing the Effectiveness of Team-Based Structures in Libraries
||Describes the process of developing a team structure for technical services at the Penn State library. The idea of team-based structures was initiated in the Acquisitions Department during the early 1990s shortly after the adoption of Continuous Qual...
|Automation and Technical Services Organization
||There are many factors about automation that prompt reorganization and that must be considered in the process, and I will highlight four of them. The primary goal should be the streamlining of functions, and this might very well be the basis on which...
|A Charmed Brew: Document Delivery and Collection Development in the Fast Lane
||As we choose between on- site document delivery services or remote services and attempt to evaluate types of access available, costs involved, turn-around time, ease of order placement, delivery options, frequency of update, and technical support pro...
|The Ethics of Library Discard Practices
||This paper explores the issue of ethics in relation to library discard practices, and attempts to address the weeding process from a philosophical point of view. An overview of some of the origins of ethical theories, including those of Kant, Epicuru...
|Highlights of the ALCTS AS Education Committee Program: The Acquisitions Workstation: Resources and Innovations
||The acquisitions workstation has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for us. Information is at our fingertips as we use the power of the Internet to easily communicate with vendors, publishers, and colleagues. The way we do business has radi...
|The Impact of Approval Plans on Acquisitions Operations and Work Flow
||Many papers about approval plans address their effect on collection development and subject bibliographers. We are told that approval plans provide systematic coverage of profiled subjects, and ensure that libraries will not miss newly published titl...
|In Celebration of University Faculty: The Promotion and Tenure Recognition Event
||Earning tenure and being promoted in the university setting should be reasons for celebration. Yet, all too often these milestones in the lives and careers of faculty get little celebratory notice. In the past, a few of the individual schools and the...
|Integrating Vendor Products/Services into the Automated Acquisitions Environment: An Introduction
||The ALCTS Automated Acquisitions/In-Process Control Systems Discussion Group 1994 annual meeting took place in Miami Beach. The author wanted this meeting to focus on a very timely issue and to provide a forum in which the audience could interact wit...
|Library Service Perceptions: A Study of Two Universities
||Two academic libraries in North Carolina replicated the Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources global survey. This paper examines whether student responses in this survey are similar to the 2005 OCLC study and whether they are similar to ...
|The Mergers Panel: Highlights of the Charleston Conference
||Summarizes panel presentation at the 2000 Charleston conference by Nancy Stanley, Head of the Acquisitions Services Department, Pennsylvania State University Libraries; John Secor, President and CEO of Yankee Book Peddler Library Services; Debbie DeS...
|The PACE Library Initiatives: a True Lesson in Regional Collaboration
||Purpose – This paper seeks to describe the collaborative process undertaken by seventeen
university libraries toward cost reduction and efficiencies in response to initiatives encouraged
by the President of the university system.
|Role of Library Faculty in a Team Environment
||The reorganization of Cataloging Services at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries (PSU) in 1995 altered the responsibilities of library faculty and staff in a way that was not even imagined seven years ago. The hierarchical structure was elimi...
|Tracking Not Yet Published Material: Using the Bibliographic Record the Smart Way
||In July 2001, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries stopped placing purchase orders for materials that were deemed not yet published or available. It was important that our carry-over encumbrances not be too high since that would impact the Lib...