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ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, provide thorough overviews of library technology, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology.

Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments in the library automation marketplace. Subscribers receive timely coverage of significant events about library technology products and organizations. 

Print subscriptions include access to digital versions.

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Issues of Library Technology Reports become open access one year after publication and issues of Smart Libraries Newsletter become open access six months after publication. View archive issues of Library Technology Reports at and archives of Smart Libraries Newsletter at

Single-copy issues of Library Technology Reports are available for purchase in the ALA Store.

Latest Issue of Library Technology Reports 

Library Technology Reports volume 55, no. 3 "Micro-credentials and Digital Badges" edited by Emily Rimland and Victoria Raish