Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

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In April, the ALCTS Board asked me to step in as interim editor for LRTS, following the resignation of John Budd. I benefit from the work John did during his tenure in securing manuscripts and working with reviewers and authors to bring these works to publication. John began work to resume the respected literature surveys that look at publications and trends in each of the areas for which ALCTS is responsible. Traditionally, the survey articles (often called "Recent Works in ...") are aligned with ALCTS's sections. The article in this issue, by Kyun-Sun Kim, looks at the literature of cataloging and classification. Jean Ann Croft's survey of preservation literature appeared in volume 47, number 2. Authors are identified for a survey of recent collection development and management literature, and efforts are underway to gain commitments to review the literature of acquisitions and serials.

At the direction of the board, I have set several goals to accomplish during my interim appointment. I aim to return the journal to a timely publication pattern and expect the January 2004 issue to appear as scheduled. The next issue will contain the 2003 annual price index studies sponsored by the ALCTS Library Materials Price Index Committee (LMPIC). Previous editions of this study appeared in each April 15 issue of Library Journal (except for the 1985 edition, which appeared in the August issue) until 1993, when the study began appearing in the May issue of American Libraries. …

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