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2003 LCATS Research Award (Carol Diedrichs) SERIALST Moderator 24 Jun 2002 19:25 UTC

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 13:03:53 -0400
From: Carol Diedrichs <>
Subject: 2003 LCATS Research Award


The Library Acquisitions, Collections and Technical Services (LCATS)
Research Award provides an biannual prize of $2,000 for research in the
broad areas of collection management and technical services.  The award
will be given for one proposal and administered in two parts: $1000 when
the proposal is selected to fund the research effort and $1000 when the
completed manuscript is submitted to Library Acquisitions, Collections
and Technical Services.  The award will be granted to the individual, not
the institution, and may be used to cover expenses incurred in conducting
the research outlined in the proposal, including travel, postage, staff
support, supplies, and other items.

The winning proposal will identify a critical issue in collection
management or technical services and outline a rigorous approach to
testing or solving the issue raised.  Proposals will be judged on their
significance, clarity and originality.  The proposal should be a brief,
concise description of the project (no more than 500 words).  A budget
proposal and a one page vita of the author(s) must be attached.  Awards
will not be limited to experienced researchers; however, researchers
should present their proposal clearly addressing the following issues:

        1. What are the aims and objectives of the research proposal?
        2. What methodology and data analysis procedures will be
        3. What related research has been undertaken and/or published?
Please include specific citations.
        4. Is the research replication of a previous study?

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 15, 2002.  Proposals
will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the editor-in-chief, the
associate/assistant editors, and three members of the editorial board.
The winning proposal will be announced at the American Library
Association Midwinter Conference in 2003 and in an issue of LCATS for
that year.  Research for the winning proposal must be completed within
one year of the date when the award is announced.  Library Acquisitions,
Collections and Technical Services reserves the right of first refusal of
the completed manuscript.

Questions about the proposal can be addressed to the Editor, Carol Pitts

Proposals for the 2003 award should be addressed to:

Carol Pitts Diedrichs
Library Acquisitions, Collections and Technical Services
5095 Shattuc Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(614) 292-4738
FAX: (614) 292-7859