Edward Swanson, Column Editor, MINITEX Library Information Network

Edward Swanson, LRTS book review editor, is writing the Publications column for the ALCTS Newsletter. The following publications have been received recently and may be considered for review in a future issue of LRTS. Anyone interested in writing reviews for LRTS can get in touch with the book review editor at or

Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning and Practice. Eds. Judith Andrews and Derek Law. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2004. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-7546-3448-5. $89.95

Essential Classification. By Vanda Broughton. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 1-55570-507-3. $55.

Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries. Eds. William Miller and Rita M. Pellen. New York: Haworth, 2004. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-7890-2364-4, $69.96. Softbound. ISBN: 0-7890-2365-2 $49.95 Science & Technology Libraries 24, nos. 1/2 and 3/4

Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings: From Data to Action. Eds. Fred M. Heath, Martha Kyrillidou, and Consuella A. Askew. New York: Haworth, 2004. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-7890-2601-5. $49.95; Softbound. ISBN: 0-7890-2602-3. $29.95, Journal of Library Administration 40, nos. 3/4

Library Acquisition of Music. By R. Michael Fling; ed. by Peter Munstedt. Music Library Association Basic Manual Series, no. 4. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow and Music Library Association. 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 0-8108-5124-5, $34.95.

Managing Information Technology: A Handbook for Systems Librarians. By Patricia Ingersoll and John Culshaw. The Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-313-32476-X. $45.

Managing Outsourcing. By Sheila Pantry and Peter Griffiths. London: Facet Pub., 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 1-85604-543-9. $75.

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval. By David Haynes. London: Facet Pub., 2004. Hardbound. ISBN: 1-85604-489-0. $75.

Metadata in Practice. By Diane I. Hillmann and Elaine L. Westbrooks. Chicago: ALA, 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 0-8389-0882-9. $50 (ALA members $45).

Technology Planning: Preparing and Updating a Library Technology Plan. By Joseph R. Matthews. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 1-59158-190-7. $45.

Wynar’s Introduction to Cataloging and Classification. Rev. 9th ed. By Arlene G. Taylor, with the assistance of David P. Miller. Library and Information Science Text Series. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Softbound. ISBN: 1-59158-213-X. $49.50.