Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is available online at journals.ala.org/lrts. All issues from vol. 40, 1996 through the fifth-most-recent issue are online and openly available to everyone. Instructions for accessing member- and subscriber-only content. Beginning in January 2023, all LRTS issues, inclding the current one, will be open access for everyone.
Volume 58, no. 4 (2014) was the final print issue of LRTS. Read the "Open Letter to ALCTS Members and LRTS Subscribers" (April 2014) to learn more about the conversion of LRTS to an e-only journal.
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:
- 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.
Contains table of contents, article abstracts, volume indexes, and complete issues (in PDF) of
- ISSN: 2159-9610
- Launched: 2012
- ISSN: 0024-2527
- Commenced publication: 1957; ceased publication: 2014
Frequency: quarterly (4 issues per volume, 1 volume. per year)
- Indexing procedures
- Supplementary Materials
For Book Reviewers
LRTS is the official journal of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association.