ALCTS announces new publications and resources

Contact: Christine Taylor
Communications Specialist
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2007

ALCTS announces new publications and resources

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of several new publications and resources for technical services librarians and library staff.

New print resources include:

A thoughtful and enlightening overview of the association’s first fifty years: “Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Creating the Future: Papers in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.” Edited by Pamela Bluh, 6 x 9, 216p. softcover, $38.50, $34 ALA members; ISBN-10: 0-8389-8431-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8431-4. ALCTS Papers Series #16.

“SALSA de Tópicos=Subjects in SALSA” is a fully bilingual publication in English and Spanish that will help technical services librarians expand their ability to serve Spanish-speaking library users. Edited by David P. Miller and Filiberto Felipe Martínez Arellano, 8.5 x 11, 96p. softcover, $47.50, $43 ALA members; ISBN-10: 0-8389-8407-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8407-9. ALCTS Papers Series #14.

"Perspectives on Serials in the Hybrid Environment" is a collection of essays about the challenges faced by different kinds of libraries when selecting, evaluating and generally coping with managing serials collections in the hybrid print/electronic environment. Edited by Harriet Lightman and John P. Blosser, 6 x 9, 128p. softcover, $47.50, $43 ALA members; ISBN-10: 0-8389-8415-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8415-4. ALCTS Papers Series #15.

“The Sudden Selector’s Guide Series” debuted with the inaugural volume: The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business Resources. Developed by the ALCTS section for collection management and development, the series is designed to acquaint library workers with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. This first title is full of timely, helpful resources and advice for anyone who is “suddenly” responsible for a business collection. By Robin Bergart and Vivian Lewis; Doug Litts, series editor, 6 x 9, 88p. softcover, $28.50, $25.65 ALA members; ISBN-10: 0-8389-8414-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8414-7. Also available as a digital download (927.0 KB .pdf), $13.50, $12.15 ALA members. Sudden Selector’s Guide Series, #1.

Get ALCTS publications from the ALA Online Store ( or call, fax, or email to place your order: ALA Order Fulfillment, PO BOX 392501, Atlanta, GA 31193-2501; ph: 1-866-Shop ALA (1-866-746-7252); fax: (770) 280-4155;

New online resources include:

  • Foreign Book Dealer’s Directory ( is a single, fully searchable site that provides vetted lists of foreign vendors used by U.S. libraries. As libraries of all kinds devote greater attention to international events and develop programs for outreach to other countries, materials must be purchased from varying regions of the world.

  • Differences between, Changes within: Guidelines on When to Create a New Record supplements current descriptive cataloging rules by providing information about creating new records or updating existing records. This revised edition reflects changes through the final set of amendments to AACR2, which were issued in 2005. The publication is available as a free digital download from the ALCTS web site at

ALCTS is dedicated to supporting the practice and practitioners of acquisitions, cataloging/classification, collection management/development, preservation and continuing resources in all kinds of libraries. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

For more information please contact Christine Taylor, communications specialist, at (312) 820-5037 or