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Title:Scientific and Technical Reference Works Since 1950
Author(s):Shipman, Joseph C.
Subject(s):Reference services (Libraries)
Abstract:In preparing this paper, the author turned first to Science Reference Notes which is an interesting and useful tool to anyone concerned with scientific and technical reference materials and a ready launching platform for the points which follow. Published by the science libraries of Columbia University, this is a thorough-going report on new reference materials in the sciences. Since most of the science libraries at Columbia contribute to it, the annotations reflect the special concern and interests often lacking in the broader surveys of reference materials. During a three year period, less than half the time under consideration in this paper, Science Reference Notes listed and annotated over three hundred separate works. Since 1950, using the same basis of selection as the editors of Science Reference Notes, nearly one thousand scientific and technical reference works have appeared. Obviously, space does not perimit a thorough description of all these but this growth does | point up the changes in scientific literature since the beginning 'of World War II. These changes stem from three primary facitors: (1) the tremendous increase of the literature itself; (2)the problem of the foreign language publications; and (3) the emergence of new types of materials, such as "Reports ir which began during the war.
Issue Date:1957
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In R.B.Phelps and J.Phillips (eds). 1957. The library as a community information center; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Library School, September 29-October 2, 1957. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 107-136.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (4th : 1957)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1957.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-13

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