ERIC Number: EJ875926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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"Library Quarterly" Management Literature, 1931-2004
Young, Arthur P.
Library Quarterly, v76 n1 p58-80 Jan 2006
Management literature appearing in "Library Quarterly," 1931-2004, is examined in this essay. A total of 145 articles are identified that focus on administrative and managerial issues related to libraries during this period. Management literature is construed expansively and includes accounting, administration, assessment, budgets, facilities, organization, outcomes, personnel, planning, purchasing, unions, and library use. Articles are reviewed within a decade-by-decade format, beginning with key national management trends and followed by a brief list of seminal thinkers/contributors. In this way, "Library Quarterly" articles can be evaluated, in part, in the larger national context. Articles are categorized by type of library, topic, and method of investigation. Noteworthy contributors are identified, and citations to "Library Quarterly" library management articles are evaluated in terms of their appearance in other relevant library serials and a citation database.
Descriptors: Library Science, Periodicals, Library Administration, Literature Reviews, Content Analysis, Time Perspective, Context Effect, Research Methodology, Citation Analysis
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