Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

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This is the first issue of volume 53 and the start of another exciting year for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS). Please join me in welcoming our new editorial board members (Allyson Carlyle, Lewis Brian Day, October Ivins, Edgar Jones, Randy Roeder, Carlen Ruschoff, and Sarah Simpson) and thanking the board members who completed their terms at the end of the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim (Tschera Harkness Connell, Karla L. Hahn, Sara C. Heitshu, Judy Jeng, Bonnie MacEwan, Carolynne Myall, Pat Riva, and Diane Vizine-Goetz). Editorial board members help set the direction of the journal and serve an essential role as paper referees in the double-blind review process. The quality of LRTS depends on their dedication and diligence. I'm honored that the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) has reappointed me to serve an additional four years as LRTS editor. No one will deny that serving as editor of a peer-reviewed journal is challenging and hard work, but most editors will agree with me in also saying that it is interesting, informative, and (most of the time) fun. I am delighted that Edward Swanson has accepted reappointment as the LRTS book review editor. Do contact him directly (eswanson@eswanson.org) if you are interested in reviewing titles for LRTS.

This issue presents papers that cover the range of responsibilities that define the mission of ALCTS and its nearly five thousand members. Patrick L. Carr provides another installment in the familiar LRTS literature review series as he explores the themes and important works in the 2006--7 literature about serials librarianship. Steven A. Knowlton looks back at the history of cataloging codes and the often heated debates that characterized code reform in the 1950s and 1960s. …

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