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ERIC Number: EJ873073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3576
Dilemmas in Balancing a University Literature Collection
Isaacson, David
Acquisitions Librarian, v16 n31-32 p1-10 2004
This essay explores some of the conflicts faced by the author, a liaison with book-selection responsibilities to a university English Department. These conflicts include: trying to fill gaps missed by profiles set up with our book vendor; trying to achieve a reasonable balance between canonical and non-canonical texts; between primary texts and the secondary works interpreting these texts; between works that might become classic versus those that are truly ephemeral; between controversial pornography and less controversial or non-controversial erotica; and between hypertext fiction and traditional print resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A