ERIC Number: ED050746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Problems in the Awareness and Acquisition of the Monographic Literature of Library Science.
Some reflections and ideas on the problems facing those who need to build library science collections are presented. The awareness and acquisition of current monographic literature pertinent to library science are included but the problems of acquisition of periodical or retrospective monographic literature are not considered. The meaning of library science literature is restricted by avoiding discussion of materials peripheral to the philosophy and techniques of library science. Three major difficulties in noting the existence of new literature in library science are: (1) there is no central source of awareness; (2) very few reviews appear and (3) many items of importance do not qualify for listing in Cumulative Book Index (CBI), etc. because they contain less than 49 pages or because publication is informal. Four major problems in collecting library literature are: (1) few of the items are available through trade channels, (2) there is often great difficulty in securing a response from the agency addressed, (3) there is difficulty in handling the payment of small sums of money and (4) many items noted and even reviewed are not given adequate citations. (see also LI 002 796 through LI 002 804 and LI 002 806 through LI 002 807). (NH)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.