Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

Academic journal article Library Resources & Technical Services

Editorial

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I am excited to share news about a LRTS feature that will debut shortly after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. LRTS has published literature reviews at various times. Their future was uncertain due to factors such as lack of funding to support research and page limits for the journal. However, ALCTS leadership and members are creative and innovative, and a solution was developed. The details are currently being resolved.

Literature reviews will be solicited for various technical services topics, including scholarly communications, preservation, and resource description. They will undergo double-blind peer review like any other LRTS submission; however, the difference is that they will be published as a supplement to the journal and will be completely open access. In addition, authors may deposit them in their institutional repositories. There are still many details that need to be resolved before the new feature becomes available. Information for authors on the LRTS website will be updated accordingly, and there will be periodic calls for submissions. I look forward to implementing this new feature, and thank ALCTS Executive Director Keri Cascio for making this excellent suggestion. Thanks also go to LRTS Editorial Board members for their input and suggestions regarding literature reviews and associated processes.

This is the last volume of LRTS for 2017. The year has passed quickly and it feels strange to already be planning volume 62, no. 1 (January 2018). In closing, I draw your attention to this issue's contents:

* In "Evolving Roles of Preservation Professionals: Trends in Position Announcements from 2004 to 2015," Mary Miller and Martha Horan explore how professional positions in preservation have evolved to meet the changing needs of academic and cultural institutions. …

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