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About ALA TechSource

ALA TechSource is a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter (formerly Library Systems Newsletter), and the ALA TechSource Blog.

Customer Service

Subscriptions to and single-issue copies of Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter are available for purchase online through ALA TechSource Online (service provided by MetaPress/EBSCO).

For customer-service questions and offline purchases, contact the American Library Association at, or toll free at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4299 to speak to a customer-service representative (Outside U.S. and Canada, dial 312-280-4299). Purchase orders may be mailed to: ALA TechSource, MACS, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL, 60611.

For technical assistance pertaining to access or use of TechSource Online products, please contact the MetaPress Customer service at or (205)-980-3910.

To contact ALA TechSource staff directly:

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Smart Libraries Newsletter Editorial

For story ideas and product announcement information, contact Dan Freeman at (312) 280-5413 or at

Advertising with ALA TechSource

If you'd like to reach technology decision makers at libraries, then advertise in the TechSource publications. Details can be found on the ALA TechSource rate card, or by contacting Doug Lewis at (770) 333-1281 or at

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