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Sapp, Gregg – Library Journal, 2010
Science often reflects society's concerns, and a number of the top books of 2009 address two of the biggest headline-grabbing topics--climate change and health-care reform. This article presents a list of 35 titles that address climate change and health-care reform. Some titles cover the entirety of the global-warming threat (James Lovelock's "The…
Descriptors: Public Health, Climate, Public Policy, Health Services
Sapp, Gregg – Library Journal, 2009
In tight economic times, the concerns and issues of science, viewed as not having enough practical value, can get pushed aside. But the top science books of 2008 demonstrate how science more often than not pays for itself. What's more practical than food (Tomorrow's Table), health (Our Daily Meds), the environment (The Hot Topics), or even--sex…
Descriptors: Books, Nonfiction, Science History, Mathematics
Sapp, Gregg – Library Journal, 2007
The state of science is a moving target, and its ever-shifting horizons can best be gleaned by the contents of scientific journals. However, the bigger picture of the scientific enterprise, which also encompasses its past, its future, and its overarching philosophies, can often be better represented through the more reflective pace of popular…
Descriptors: Scientific Enterprise, Natural Sciences, Climate, Science Education
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Sapp, Gregg; Gilmour, Ron – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2003
This article employs a citation-tracking method for gathering and reviewing literature of academic librarianship. Each work discussed either cites the work of F.W. Lancaster, an early predictor and enthusiast of "paperless information systems," or another that cites it. The aim is to provide an analytical overview on how academic librarians saw…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Citation Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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Sapp, Gregg; Brunswick, John R. – Journal of Access Services, 2002
Surveys the literature from 1995 through 2002 related to interlibrary loan and document delivery services in libraries. Topics addressed include reference sources; national and international initiatives; theory, management, and practice; document delivery; resource sharing; and copyright and licensing. (Contains 228 references.) (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loans, International Programs
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Sapp, Gregg – College and Research Libraries, 1992
Reviews and describes the current crisis in science literacy and formulates an information-based definition of the term. Library issues and concerns are discussed, including the role of librarians in defining the information-seeking behavior of science-literate users, describing users' characteristics, and evaluating and applying appropriate…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Seeking, Library Collection Development, Library Role
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Sapp, Gregg – RQ, 1986
Describes and evaluates several fiction classification systems from the perspective of how well they answer likely reader queries regarding subjects of novels, and their utility for browsing. The usefulness of subject headings for card catalogs and print and online indexes to enhance topical access to fiction is discussed. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification, Fiction
Sapp, Gregg – 1995
This book examines how popular science information resources contribute to the improvement of science literacy in the United States. Nearly 2,500 titles are recommended--70% published since 1990--representing all fields of modern science. This guide provides librarians, educators, and other information specialists with an understanding of science…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Libraries, High Schools, Higher Education
Sapp, Gregg – Library Journal, 1994
Provides an annotated bibliography of the 39 best science and technology books from 1993 in the areas of animal life, astronomy, biography, chemistry, earth science, environmental sciences, evolution, mathematics, medical sciences, natural history, paleontology, philosophy of science, physics, psychology, general science, and technology. Ethical…
Descriptors: Animals, Annotated Bibliographies, Astronomy, Biographies
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Sapp, Gregg; Suttle, George – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1994
Describes an effort to quantify annual collection expansion and shelf space capacities with a computer spreadsheet program. Methods used to quantify the space taken at the beginning of the project; to estimate annual rate of collection growth; and to plot stack space and usage, volume equivalents and usage, and growth capacity are covered.…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Collection, Data Processing
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Sapp, Gregg; Watson, Peter G. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1989
Reviews the trends in scholarly publishing that are forcing many academic libraries to cancel subscriptions to high priced or seldom used titles. A strategy of librarian-faculty communications in which faculty awareness and support were enlisted during a periodicals cancellation effort at Idaho State University is described. (31 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education