ERIC Number: ED409905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Information Resources for Libraries.
Nichols, Margaret Irby; And Others
This guide identifies sources of information useful to libraries in meeting their users' needs on topics pertaining to Texas: books about the state's history, culture, and geography, and state agencies, and other bodies which provide information on specific topics. Included are books, both nonfiction and reference, telephone numbers, and electronic addresses. Section 1, "Sources," lists 246 titles, supplemented by over 50 notes, toll-free or regular phone numbers, and World Wide Web or gopher addresses. Suggested sources are designed to meet most adult user needs. There are three types of entries: book titles, which include author(s), bibliographic and order data, and an annotation; notes which offer cross references or additional sources such as agencies which provide information on the topic; and telephone/electronic numbers and addresses. Almost all cited books are in print. The few out of print sources listed, which may be held by some libraries, are included to alert librarians to their usefulness. Section 2, "Core Texas Information Collection for Small Libraries," suggests 68 titles designed to meet basic information needs. Most titles listed are inexpensive and 18 are free. Title and subject indexes, and a directory of small presses and government agencies complete this guide.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas