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Title:Selection and acquisition procedures in medium-sized and large libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute, November 11-14, 1962)
Contributor(s):Goldhor, Herbert
Subject(s):Book selection
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Abstract:We present here the papers which were given at the ninth annual Institute sponsored by the Faculty of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science and held from Sunday, November 11, to Wednesday, November 14, 1962, at Allerton Park. The theme of the Institute was "Selection and Acquisition Procedures in Medium -Sized and Large Libraries." It was a happy choice apparently, for announcement of the Institute drew a record registration of about 140, although only 100 could be accommodated. The appeal of the Institute, we think, lay partly in the choice of subject field and partly in the emphasis upon the practical approach to it. Although both public and academic libraries were well represented in the list of conferees, it is our judgment that the values of combining the two types of libraries were outweighed by the disadvantages. Book selection is of greater interest to public librarians than to college and university people, while the problems of acquiring foreign publications and research reports are of greater moment to the latter than to the former group. In some ways the differences between types of libraries are greater than those between libraries of the same type but of different sizes.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (9th : 1962)
Genre:Conference Proceeding (whole)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-22

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