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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>ALCTS News</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: "<em>ALCTS News</em> is an official publication of the Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. It replaced the <em>ALCTS Newsletter Online</em> (ISSN 1523-018X) in September 2013; that publication replaced the <em>ALCTS Newsletter</em> (ISSN 1047-949X) in December 1998."[1. "About <em>ALCTS News,</em>" American Library Association, accessed March 18, 2018, <a href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong> Website</strong>: <a title="ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: <em>ALCTS Newsletter Online</em> is the official newsletter of the Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services. The <em>Newsletter</em> is, from the ACLTS' <a title="ALCTS Publications &amp; Resources" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Publications &amp; Resources</a>: the "voice that reports ALCTS news and activities with summaries as well as brief articles focusing on problem solving and other topics of interest arising from members' day-to-day activities on the job."[2. American Library Association. (2014). Publications &amp; resources. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALCTS Publications and Resources" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources</a>] The ALCTS, according to their bylaws, "...will provide its members, other ALA divisions and members, and the library information and community" with "leadership and a program for action on the access to, and identification, acquisition, description, organization, preservation, dissemination of information resources in a dynamic, collaborative environment."[3. American Library Association. (2014). Bylaws. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALCTS bylaws" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/about/governance/bylaws#3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/about/governance/bylaws#3</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: ALA members and members of ALCTS.[4. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: American Library Association (ALA)[5. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[6. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: <em>ALCTS Newsletter</em> is a LIS professional newsletter.[7. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Online, with an archive of past issues.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). ALCTS News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: Information and news on topics for those involved in library collections and technical services as well as events, updates, practices and developments in the field. Newsletters typically include letters from the editor, ALCTS news, ALA news, and calls for papers from related journals. There are frequent announcements for web courses and workshops at various sites and online.[9. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: Quarterly.[10. American Library Association. (2014). ALCTS Newsletter Online: Index of Issues. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALCTS Newsletter Online Index of Issues" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/ano/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/ano/</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Per the submission guidelines, "The primary focus...is to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members.[11. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] The secondary focus is "reporting activities of interest to the membership relating to practice and developments in the fields of library collections and technical services."[12. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: From the Author Guidelines: submit manuscripts in Word format, single spaced (double spaced between paragraphs), with no highlighting, special fonts, or text effect other than bold or italic. Do not use page numbers, headers, or footers. Submissions may be sent as email attachments to <a title="ALCTSNews@ala.org" href="http://alctsnews@lists.ala.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">alctsnews@ala.org</a>. Most articles and reports are about 300-500 words; longer articles will be considered on an individual basis.[13. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Tone appropriate for a professional publication.[14. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: <em>The Chicago Manual of Style</em> (16th ed.)[15. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> By reading previous newsletters, there is a reasonable assumption that non-members are permitted to submit written materials for publication on the newsletter. There certainly is potential for LIS writers to expand the knowledge in the areas of library collections and technical services. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: ALCTS, as of 2013, has a membership of 3826, according to <a title="ALA Membership Statistics" href="http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/membershipstats_files/divisionstats.cfm#ALCTS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ALA Membership Statistics</a>.[16.American Library Association. (2014). <em>ALA's Membership Statistics by Division, 2000-Present</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALA Membership Statistics" href="http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/divisionstats#alcts" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/divisionstats#alcts</a>] However, the newsletter is open to anyone with access to the internet.[17. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: ALCTS is a division of ALA, with a majority of its members located in the United States and smaller numbers in as many as 42 countries.[18. American Library Association. (2014). About Us. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/about</a>] <em>ALCTS Newsletter</em> is published in English[19. SerialsSolutions. (2014). ALCTS News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249</a>] and is written primarily for American librarians. It is an informal newsletter written for a more general audience of librarians with less jargon or scholarly terminology.[20. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: No specific information could be located; however, since a majority of <em><a title="Library Resources &amp; Technical Services" href="http://sliswikis.sjsu.edu/lispublications/wiki/library_resources___technical_services/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Library Resources &amp; Technical Services</a> </em>readers are members of ALCTS, their characteristics would be similar: the majority work in academic and public libraries.[21. SerialsSolutions. (2014). ALCTS News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401821270907/75249</a>] Most members of ALCTS are particularly interested in collections, acquisitions, cataloging, classification, and preservation.[22. American Library Association. (2014). About Us. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/about</a>] Readers of this newsletter will have established opinions on library issues but are generally more interested in seeking scheduling information on workshops, seminars, etc. There is not much opportunity in this newsletter for sharing opinions or biases; short essays relevant to ALCTS might provide an opportunity for sharing values and attitudes on technical services functions.[23. American Library Association. (2014). About ALCTS News. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS News" href="http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/about</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: This is a highly informed and educated audience of technical services and collections librarians. They will have a full knowledge of library issues relating to cataloging, collections, preservation, and all the encompassing technical jargon.[24. American Library Association. (2014). About Us. <em>Association for Library Collections &amp; Technical Services</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALCTS" href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/alcts/about</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The readers of <em>ALCTS Newsletter</em> are interested in professional news. Authors would want to write short articles and reports relevant to ALCTS committee work, and other topics related to ALCTS, and have the skills necessary for writing book reviews on highly technical topics. <strong>Last updated</strong>: April 20, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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