ALCTS is pleased to announce the publication of the 2001 North American Title Count (NATC). The count is conducted every four years by a subcommittee of the Quantitative Measures for Collection Management Committee within the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of ALCTS, and produced by the Library Research Center of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
The NATC is a database containing an enumeration and analysis of the number of classified titles, regardless of format, held by participating U.S. and Canadian libraries, in 688 Library of Congress (LC) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) call number ranges. It is designed for libraries to use as a method of measuring collections and providing relational data in single and multiple institutional settings. It also allows libraries to provide a structure and a source of preliminary information for collection management evaluation and coordination. Similar to the 1997 NATC, the 2001 NATC has been published in CD-ROM format. For the first time, data from previous counts (1989, 1993, 1997) are also included.
The 2001 North American Title Count (ISBN: 0-8389-8186-0) may be purchased for $595 for nonmembers, $395 for ALA members, and $275 for ALCTS members. This publication is available through the ALA order fulfillment center at American Library Association Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 932501, Atlanta, GA 31193-2501, 1-866-Shop ALA (1-866-746-7252) (7 A.M.–5 P.M. CST); fax: 770-442-9742; ala-orders@PBD.com.
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