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ERIC Number: EJ924098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Collecting Poetry for the Academic Library: An Evaluation of Poetry Prizes as Selection Tools
Golomb, Liorah
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v37 n3 p207-214 May 2011
This paper examines the usefulness of poetry book prizes as a selection tool by evaluating their fairness, meaningfulness, and reliability as an indication of quality. The results of two surveys, one collecting data on poetry book prizes and the other asking librarians about their collecting practices, suggest that selecting on the basis of prizes is of limited value.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A