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ERIC Number: ED160121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Collection Organization in a Mathematical Research Library.
Gubman, Nancy
The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library at New York University, with a collection of 30,000 books, 13,000 bound periodicals, 450 current periodical subscriptions, and miscellaneous reports, documents, and reprints, shelves books alphabetically by author, and journals alphabetically by title. Conference proceedings and lecture notes are integrated with the book collection using the editor as the main entry, and shelving each series together by title. As a further aid for patrons with incomplete information about proceedings, the library has added a catalog entry for the geographical location of each conference; this system is helpful since most users know the conference location. Reference books are shelved separately by category, research reports are filed alphabetically by issuing agency, and reprints from periodicals of marginal interest not received through subscription are bound and indexed by author. These arrangements seem to serve the specialized patrons best. (MBR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York University
Note: Paper presented at the Special Libraries Association (Kansas City, Missouri, June 1978)