Library Trends 15 (2) Fall 1966: Current Trends in Collection Development in University Libraries


Library Trends 15 (2) Fall 1966: Current Trends in Collection Development in University Libraries. Edited by Jerrold Orne.

College and University librarians who gained their experience in building up college and university library book collections before the end of World War II will find the papers in this number of Library Trends exciting. They will be impressed with the fact that while they were familiar with many of the conditions, procedures, and formulas with which their successors have been confronted, they never had to cope with the tremendous expansion and procedures which present-day librarians daily experience.

These papers reveal an exciting development in American university libraries in the past fifteen years. This development has been extremely rapid, Book collections approximately requisite to the needs have multiplied across the nation. Librarians have adopted new procedures and have developed personnel to meet new conditions. University administrators have secured greatly enlarged library funds. The importance, rather the indispensability, of the library to teaching and research has been recognized as it never was before, a fact which present federal governmental support and the prospect of further, greater assistance heavily underscore.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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