Deadline approaching -- LCATS Research Award -- Carol Diedrichs Stephen Clark 05 Sep 2002 20:49 UTC

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Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 13:30:02 -0400
From: Carol Diedrichs <>
Subject: Deadline approaching -- 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.

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

Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Professor
Assistant Director for Technical Services and Collections
Editor, Library Collections, Acquisitions
          and Technical Services
The Ohio State University Libraries
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH, 43210-1286
tel: 614-292-4738
fax: 614-292-7859