ERIC Number: ED371770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
An Agricultural Library: Its Start and Management. Publication 50.
This book is designed to provide the information needed to start a new agricultural library. The guide covers a wide range of topics including information sources, acquisitions procedures, and public relations. It provides addresses of publishers and information sources; a list of common abbreviations; a ground plan for a library; and information on library equipment. Topics covered in the six chapters are as follows: (1) "Collection Building" explains scientific information, selection criteria, and information on journals, series, books, pamphlets, and reference books; (2) "Ways of Overcoming a Shortage of Funds" lists methods of overcoming funding problems; (3) "Library Personnel" examines training, job descriptions, and professional reading for library staff; (4) "Library Management" covers ordering, catalogues, classification, loans, automation, services, statistics, and budgets; (5) "Agricultural Information Sources" lists online literature retrieval sources; hosts and vendors; compact discs; and information on institutions relevant to agriculture libraries; and (6) "Library Instruction and Public Relations" covers library instruction, planning, and public relations. Included in the appendices are lists of agricultural journals, reference books, and library science journals. (JLB)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Foreign Countries, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Funding, Library Instruction, Library Material Selection, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Special Libraries
International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement, P.O. Box 45, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands ($22 U.S.; quantity discounts up to 40%).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Inst. for Land Reclamation and Improvement, Wageningen (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands