ERIC Number: ED072834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Printed Materials: Selection and Acquisition. Hospital Library Handbooks No. 3.
Regardless of the size of the hospital, the librarian must acquire information for staff members by whatever means possible. Large hospitals with large staff, more information requests per week, and a better economic base will purchase a greater number of information materials. Small hospitals will purchase only the most basic reference books and bibliographies, and will depend on interlibrary loans to supply specific items for one-time use by individuals. Whether the librarian is purchasing or borrowing, she will need to know what types of materials are available (indexes, abstracts, texts, journals, reference books, etc.) and what kind of knowledge each type of material will provide. A loan request sent to another library includes the same descriptive data as a purchase order sent to a publisher or to a book agent. This handbook is mainly concerned with instruction for selecting and purchasing library materials. However, effective service through interlibrary loans requires just as much knowledge of basic bibliography: the world of books and journals and other information media. (Handbook No. 2 is available as ED 066 206) (Author)
Descriptors: Interlibrary Loans, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Material Selection, Library Services, Medical Libraries, Professional Continuing Education
Network for Continuing Education, Intermountain Regional Medical Program, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intermountain Regional Medical Program, Salt Lake City, UT. Network for Continuing Education.
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