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The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services: Some Contributions from the University of Sheffield Postgraduate Sc

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The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services: Some Contributions from the University of Sheffield Postgraduate Sc by W. L. Saunders

The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services is a collection of papers that deals with library interdependent considerations of use and service. One paper discusses the value, organization, and exploitation of trade literature, citing the importance of maintaining a file of trade catalogues to narrow the gap between industrial activity and academic research. Another paper reports a high library membership (80% - 100%) on a survey of library provision and services in four correctional institutions in London. The author notes that professional advice should also be available to help the prisoner read effectively. One author reviews the library services for undergraduates particularly problems of inadequate services and facilities. Other authors discuss the pattern of borrowing in several libraries which generalizes the borrowing behavior of academic communities, such as the rising levels of foreign language and "off-subject" borrowing. Of interest is one author's analysis of the way scientists use libraries in terms of finding information, reading, and use of facilities. His conclusion: scientists have no clear-cut opinion on the best method of acquiring information. This book is suitable for librarians, administrators of private or public library systems, for students and academicians in the field of library science.

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Pages: 208
Size: 27.7 MB
Publisher: Pergamon
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781483185941 (DRM-PDF)

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