Library Resources & Technical Services

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

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Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is available online at 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.

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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Editorial Information

Visit the LRTS Journal Contact page for information on how to connect with LRTS Editors. Information on the LRTS Editorial Board is available on the LRTS Editorial Board page.

Bibliographic Information

Online Version:

  • ISSN: 2159-9610
  • Launched: 2012

Print Version:

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

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

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LRTS is the official journal of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association.