Library Trends 02 (4) Spring 1954: Availability of Library Research Methods


Library Trends 2 (4) Spring 1954: Availability of Library Research Methods. Edited by Dorothy M. Crosland and William Porter Kellam.

One of the most pressing problems of our time is the maintenance of command over the ever-swelling flood of informational materials, many in new media, that threatens to inundate the scholar, research worker, student, and the library. The mass of printed matter alone is so vast that a complete inventory has not been achieved by any country.

The impression given by this series of articles is that the matter of making research materials more readily accessible to users is a primary concern of librarians, bibliographers, scientists, and publishers, and it is apparent from these papers that the problem is being attacked on many fronts. With so many minds engaged in seeking a solution, and with the progress already achieved, there are excellent reasons for believing that ultimately the dilemma caused by the increase of recorded knowledge at a more rapid rate than it can be organized and absorbed is on the way to being resolved.

These papers, with the exception of those by Melinat and Williams, were first presented in a symposium at the joint dedication of the new library buildings at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology, November 19-21, 1953.

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