|Title:||The Aids of Selection
|Author(s):||Bonn, George S.
|Subject(s):||Libraries --Special collections --Science
|Abstract:||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 judgments that have to be
made, each one more specific and more personal than the one
before it. Any aids, therefore, in selecting books and periodicals
(or other materials) for a particular library should be aids
to help the librarian make these decisions.
The value of such help is, of course, dependent to a
large extent on how intelligently, or how professionally, if you
will, the librarian exploits the aids available to him. Intelligent
exploitation is in turn dependent to a large extent on how well
the librarian understands what the aids can and can not do to
help him, and on how well the aids themselves fulfill their own
avowed purposes. Aids all by themselves simply can not make
This paper will attempt to bring together and to describe
in some detail representative and outstanding currently available
aids which should be helpful to librarians in making the necessary
decisions involved in selecting science literature for general
reading, rather broadly conceived.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In F.B.Jenkins (ed). 1960. Collecting science literature for general reading; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 6-9, 1960. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 90-137.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (7th : 1960)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16