Three New Publications from ALCTS

This fall, ALCTS released three new publications.

"The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges,” edited by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer, arms readers with the information they need to begin planning a successful institutional repository. It is available in softcover (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8661-5) for $58 (ALA member price: $52.20) and the downloadable PDF (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8662-2) costs $38 (ALA member price: $34.20).  Learn more.

Microfiche card. Photo by Ianaré Sévi, used CC BY-SA 3.0 “Managing Microforms in the Digital Age" by Kitti Canepi, Becky Ryder, Michelle Sitko, and Catherine Weng addresses trends in bibliographic control, storage environments, current vendors and resources, and microform terminology. The work, available at no cost on the ALCTS web site, provides librarians and information management specialists with some basic information about managing microform collections. Learn more.

“Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources” by Michael Fosmire. This brand-new title from the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) explains the basics of physics to the nonscientist and lays the groundwork for collecting and using physics materials. It is available in softcover (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8620-2) and costs $28.50 (ALA member price: $25.65) and the downloadable PDF (ISBN: 978-0-8389-9586-0) costs $13.50 (ALA member price: $12.15). Learn more.

All ALCTS publications can be purchased from ALA at 1-800-545-2433, press 7 and online at

Publications such as these would not be possible without the authors to write them, and publications committee members to edit and shepherd them. To learn more about publishing with ALCTS, join us for the ALCTS Forum, “How My Library Was Energized by ALCTS Publications!” to be held at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, January 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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