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ERIC Number: ED115223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Newsletters and the Library. Technical Paper Number 6.
Chernesky, Lois; And Others
With the increasing cost of periodicals claiming an ever greater proportion of university library acquisitions budgets, a Wayne State University Education Library committee investigated the nature and value of newsletters. They considered two groups: commercial and noncommercial. The former are those which are published for profit and are intended to provide concise, specialized information to knowledgeable subscribers. They are meant to reach a decision-maker quickly and to be read quickly. The heterogeneous group of noncommercial newsletters is classified in tables according to readers and publishers, categories, and characteristics. Both are often of transitory interest, lack self-indexing, and are seldom cited in scholarly studies. When indexed, though, the research and subject-oriented newsletters, in particular, should be preserved. An acquisitions policy statement includes positive and negative criteria. It must be tested to determine its usefulness in evaluating the present collection and in aiding in future selections. (EMH)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.