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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 decisions. 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.
Issue Date: 1960
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
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1492
ISSN: 0536-4604
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
 

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