1960: Collecting science literature for general reading

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no.7, 1960); Edited by Frances B. Jenkins

The purpose of the 1960 Institute was to assist college, public, and school librarians in building adequate science collections to meet the current needs of their clientele. The program began with a consideration of the dynamic nature of science and proceeded logically through discussions of the present state of scientific progress, the dissemination of scientific information through various mediums, reader interest in science, the publication of scientific information, problems, and aids in selecting material for libraries, to the concluding discussion of the components of the science collection.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Lancour, Harold (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1960)
    Three score and five hours ago we met together for the first time, more or less strangers to each other. Since that time we have talked, gossiped, mildly flirted, consumed 2, 000 cups of coffee, walked through the lovely ...

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  • Janes, Adrian (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1960)
    In this discussion I want to say something about where science fiction has been and where it is now and then comment on where I think it stands in relation to what we ordinarily call "good" literature. But as in all ...

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  • Strieby, Irene M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1960)
    Previous papers have discussed the various aspects of science literature for general reading so presumably all previous steps already have been taken into consideration when the basic ingredients of the collection- -or ...

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  • Budington, William S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1960)
    Identifying the problems of selection in science has something in common with trying to decide how to vote for the next president. You can go just by the picture on your television screen, or you can review his existence ...

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  • Bonn, George S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1960)
    In my own thinking and, indeed, teaching, about book and periodical selection for any puipose whatsover it is convenient to consider the problem as a series of a half-dozen separate but closely related decisions or ...

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