Four issues of volume 22 of Technical Services Law Librarian were published during 1996-1997. Volume 22 contained 168 pages; each issue had an average of 42 pages. The Index to volumes 19 - 20 was also published. Total production cost for volume 22 was $4886.40. The Index, photographs, and two special supplements made TSLL volume 22 one of the largest (number of pages and cost) ever published.
Mary Dzurinko and Lorraine Lorne were Editor and Business Manager, respectively. Contributing editors were: Acquisitions -- Jean Eisenhauer; Automation -- Mary Chapman and Mary Dzurinko; Classification -- Regina Wallen and Marie Whited; Description/Entry -- Rhonda Lawrence and Melody Lembke; Internet -- Pam Perry; Preservation -- Chris Anglim; Research/Publications -- Ellen McGrath and Brian Striman; Serials -- Margaret McDonald and Christina Tarr; Subject Headings -- Alva Stone; OCLC -- George Pager; RLIN -- Heather Hawkins. MARC Remarks, Serials Issues, and Technical Services in Smaller Libraries columns were not published in this volume. Jean Eisenhauer and Pam Perry relinquished their columns with this volume. Contributors submitted their copy via E-mail. Cindy May assisted with proofreading each issue.
Beginning with volume 22, no.1, Martin Wisneski, TSLL Webmaster, published TSLL on the Web:
The site gives subscribers immediate access to each issue upon its publication. Unfortunately, hard copy issues of TSLL sent through the US Postal Service with bulk rate postage did not reach subscribers in a timely manner and resulted in a large number of requests for missing issues.
A new masthead, headlines format, and WordPerfect and Internet graphics were introduced in volume 22, no. 3 (March 1997). These changes made the hard copy easy to read and gave the newsletter a more streamlined, structured appearance.
Representatives to the ALA/ALCTS/CCS/CC:DA and the ALA Subject Analysis Committee submitted reports to volume 22. Special supplements included the Revision of Class K Form Division Tables and the List of OPAC Commonly Misspelled Words. Contributing editors submitted material on LC cataloging, classification, and subject headings practices, vendor and publisher developments, Internet and Intranets, a bibliography on the care of CD-ROMs, extensive information on research and publishing opportunities, and OCLC and RLIN news. Several OBS and TS committees also contributed material and the volume contained technical services and online services announcements from other professional library organizations.
Serving on the Board in 1996-1997 were OBS-SIS representatives Anna Belle Leiserson and Joe Thomas and TS-SIS representatives Shirrl Baker and Richard Vaughan. The TSLL Board met on 21 July 1996 in Indianapolis and will meet again on 20 July 1997 in Baltimore.
Mary K. Dzurinko, Editor
N.B.: Minutes of the TSLL Board meeting will be published in the December issue.