ALA TechSource extends access options for technology insights from leading experts

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/06/2011


Dan Freeman

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces new pricing and access options for Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter, along with a discount offer for online-only access to the publications.

Library Technology Reports, published eight times a year and written by leading practitioners, offers specific, brief coverage of products and issues. Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers library technology product news with expert analysis from Marshall Breeding.

"ALA TechSource has guided librarians in their technology decisions for nearly 50 years,” said Don Chatham, ALA associate executive director, publishing, “With our new pricing and access points, we’ve made it easier and more affordable for new subscribers to benefit from what we offer.”

The following Library Technology Reports are scheduled for the next 12 months, while the monthly Smart Libraries Newsletter consistently features news and analysis on the library technology marketplace from Marshall Breeding.

  • The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure (ALA Office for Research and Statistics)
  • Analyzing the Next-Generation Catalog: The Outcomes of Discovery (Andrew Nagy)
  • The No Shelf Required Guide to Purchasing E-Books (Sue Polanka editor)
  • Mobile Access, the Digital Divide and Libraries (Andromeda Yelton)
  • Embedded Librarianship and Technology (Buffy Hamilton)
  • Linkable Bibliographic Data: Tools and Techniques (Karen Coyle)
  • RFID and Libraries (Lori Bowen Ayre)

New pricing for ALA TechSource Online and ALA TechSource Inclusive will take effect immediately for new subscribers or at the next renewal cycle for current subscribers. Current print-only subscribers to Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter will receive complimentary online access to new and archival issues beginning October 2011--details will be sent in the coming weeks.

Library Technology Report Print: $325 U.S. / $370 non-U.S.

Smart Libraries Newsletter Print: $85 U.S. / $95 non-U.S.

ALA TechSource Online: $249  (Online access to both Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter)

ALA TechSource Inclusive: $375 U.S. / $435 non-U.S. (Print and online access to both Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter)

New subscribers can save 60 percent and get ALA TechSource Online – access to the digital editions of both Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter – at the discounted price of $99. Online editions are hosted on the MetaPress platform. This introductory offer, for new subscribers only, is available until Sept. 30, 2011.

New subscribers can sign up for ALA TechSource Online for $99.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library AssociationALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

MetaPress is a division of EBSCO Industries.