Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

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This is the last issue of volume 50, an important milestone for any journal. Library Resources & Technical Services is your journal, though I have had the privilege to edit it for a few years. It has continued and prospered over five decades because of the authors who contribute papers, the Editorial Board, and the staff of ALA Production Services. Two board members rotated off the board after the 2006 Annual Conference, and I want to thank them for their service as referees and as editorial advisors. They are Trisha Davis (Ohio State University) and Linda Phillips (University of Tennessee). Two new members joined the board: Mary Casserly (University at Albany) and Steven Bosch (University of Arizona). I offer a special thank-you to Edward Swanson, who not only serves as book review editor, but also indexes the journal and has done so since 1979. I also wish to thank Angie Hanshaw and Christopher Keech of ALA Production Services, past and present production editors (respectively) for our journal, and Christine Taylor, ALCTS communication specialist, the board's and journal's liaison with the ALCTS office.

Assembling this issue has been poignant for me because it contains three papers presented at the Janus Conference on "Research Library Collections: Managing the Shifting Ground between Writers and Readers." The Janus Conference, a forum devoted to re-envisioning collection development in research libraries held at Cornell University, October 9-11, 2005, grew out of Ross Atkinson's vision that the time was ripe for collections development librarians to take action in shaping our future. …

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