Library Resources & Technical Services

LRTS journal coverthe official journal of the Association for Library Collections Technical Services
Current Issue: v. 59, no.1

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

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.

This issue of LRTS, v. 58, no. 4 (October 2014) is the last issue available in print and online. The print version of the journal will no longer be available. The content and format of the journal will remain the same, but only available in the online version, eLRTS. Instructions for accessing eLRTS.

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 Michigan Law Library
801 Monroe St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

LRTS Editorial Board

Bibliographic Information

Print Version:

  • ISSN: 0024-2527
  • Commenced publication: 1957; to cease 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.