Library Resources & Technical Services

LRTS journal coverthe official journal of the Association for Library Collections Technical Services

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ALCTS members and subscribers may access the current issue of eLRTS, the searchable, digital version of Library Resources & Technical Services, at

All issues from vol. 40, 1996 through the fifth-most-recent issue are openly available to everyone. Instructions for accessing member- and subscriber-only content.


Volume 58, no. 4 was the final print issue of Library Resources & Technical Services.

Read the "Open Letter to ALCTS Members and LRTS Subscribers" (April 2014) to learn more.

About LRTS

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is a peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to:

  • Collections
  • Scholarly communication
  • Preservation (including digitization)
  • Acquisitions (including licensing and economic aspects of acquisitions)
  • Continuing resources
  • Cataloging (including descriptive metadata, authority control, subject analysis, and classification)

LRTS publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.

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Contact LRTS Editors
LRTS Editor Book Review Editor Board
Mary Beth Weber
47 Davidson Rd.
Technical and Automated Services
Rutgers University Libraries
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Elyssa M. Gould
University of Tennessee Libraries
1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996

Bibliographic Information

Print Version:

  • ISSN: 0024-2527
  • Commenced publication: 1957; ceased publication: 2014

Online Version:

  • ISSN: 2159-9610
  • Launched: 2012

Frequency: quarterly (4 issues per volume, 1 volume. per year)

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LRTS is the official journal of the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.