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LAPT Research Award (Carol Diedrichs) Stephen Clark 15 Jun 1998 16:31 UTC

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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 12:03:00 -0400
From: Carol Diedrichs <diedrichs.1@OSU.EDU>
Subject: LAPT Research Award


        The Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory (LAPT) Research Award provides
an biannual prize of $2,000 for research in the broad areas of acquisitions,
serials, publishing, and collection management.  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: Practice & Theory.  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 winning
proposal, including travel, postage, staff support, supplies, and other items.
        The winning proposal will identify a critical issue in acquisitions,
serials, publishing, or collection management 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 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 employed?
        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, 1998.  Proposals
will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the editor-in-chief, the assistant
editors, and three members of the editorial board.  The winning proposal
will be announced at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference
in 1999 and in an issue of LAPT for that year.  Research for the winning
proposal must be completed within one year of the date when the award is
announced.  Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory reserves the right of
first refusal of the completed manuscript.
        Information on past recipients and their research follows:

        1992 -- Anna H. Perrault -- "The Shrinking Collection: A Study of the
Effects of the Diversion of Funds from Monographs to Serials on the
Monograph Collections of Research Libraries"    Published in LAPT v. 18, no.
1, pp. 3-22.
                This study investigated the shrinking non-serial resources base for United
States academic libraries, shifts in monographic collecting patterns and
trends in the acquisition of foreign language imprints, and the decline in
monograph acquisitions as distributed across subject disciplines or among
language groups.

        1993 -- Samuel Demas, Anne S. Caputo, and William J. Kara -- "Viability of
the Vendor Model of Information Delivery Through a Library Gateway"
                The study aims to determine the viability of the 'vendor model' of
information delivery through a library gateway.  By offering a campus
community unrestricted access to an unprecedented scope of electronic
information, libraries and vendors will learn for the first time: which
files are used, how much they are used, by whom they are used (e.g. faculty,
staff, students), and at what times of the day and night.

        1994 -- Tina E. Chrzastowski and Karen A. Schmidt -- "The Serials
Cancellation Crisis:  Determining Recent National Trends in Academic Library
Serial Collections Through the Use of Commercial Vendor Subscription
Records"  Published in LAPT v.  21, no.  4, pp.  431-443.
                The study will determine how recent rounds of serial cancellations have
affected academic research collections nationwide.  It will identify
national trends in serials collections by analyzing serial cancellations and
serial orders over three year (1991-1993) from ten academic research
libraries located throughout the United States.  This study builds on the
earlier work of the researchers, "Surveying the Damage: Academic Library
Serial Cancellations 1987-88 through 1989-90," which appeared in College and
Research Libraries, volume 54, no. 2 (March 1993, pp. 93-102).

        1995 -- no award made

        1996 -- Tschera Harkness Connell -- "Effects of Series Authority Control
for Acquisitions"  To be published in LAPT v.  22, no.  4
                The study "grew out of the 1993 proposal from the Library of Congress to
discontinue the series authority work. [A subsequent decision was made in
Fall 1994 that LC would continue to provide added entries and series
authorities.]   This study will address such questions as to what extent (if
any) will eliminating series authority control increase the potential for
duplicates in the acquisition process?  Specifically, the issue will be
examined in the context of approval plans.  Is it possible that the series
control is monitored sufficiently by the vendors for purposes of preventing
unwanted duplicates?"

        1997 -- Carol Cubberley -- "Books Demonstrating Diversity in Mississippi
School Libraries"
                The study "will attempt to determine if collections in the elementary and
middle school libraries of Mississippi reflect diversity, with emphasis on
representation of African-American authors, illustrators, and characters.
The study will build upon an earlier survey by Cubberley and Stella Wheat
which showed the incidence of Caldecott and Newbery award books in
Mississippi school libraries."

Proposals and questions concerning the 1999 award should be addressed to:
Carol Pitts Diedrichs
Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory
5095 Shattuc Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(614) 292-6314
FAX: (614) 292-2015