Library Trends 21 (2) Fall 1972: Standards for Libraries


Library Trends 21 (2) Fall 1972: Standards for Libraries. Edited by Felix E. Hirsch.

We have traveled far since the depth of the Depression, but let us have no illusions about the dangers which now threaten many American libraries. The signs of the times seem to indicate that more and more institutions, among them some of the most prestigious, will be forced into a period of retrenchment. It may be hard for them to maintain in the 1970s the great advances made in the 1960s. At this critical juncture we need clearly defined, carefully reasoned, unequivocal standards for our libraries. This is no time for platitudes and ambiguous generalities! May this issue of Library Trends contribute to the recognition of the relevance of such standards.

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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