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ERIC Number: ED194080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
First Contact: Science Fiction in the Library, 1920-1949.
Sullivan, Kathryn
This report examining the status of science fiction in libraries during the 30-year period of the genre's infancy discusses past attitudes toward science fiction and policies concerning its selection and acquisition. In order to determine how strong an influence reviews would have been on the purchase of science fiction, the book announcements and reviews were surveyed in four selection tools: the American Library Association catalog, Booklist, Library Journal, and Publisher's Weekly. The announcements and reviews were checked on two levels: how many books from Anatomy of Wonder, a selective bibliography of science fiction books, were included in the four tools; and what was said about each book. A literature search was also conducted to discover what librarians were actually saying about science fiction. Tables display the data gathered and a bibliography is provided. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A